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Furor erupts over killing of teenager as Philippines drugs war escalates

By Erik De Castro and Manuel Mogato MANILA (Reuters) – The Philippines police came under pressure on Friday to explain the killing of a high-school student after the 17-year-old became one of at least 80 people shot dead this week in an escalation of President Rodrigo Duterte’s ruthless war on drugs. Television channels aired CCTV […]

Can Over-the-Counter Drugs Be Prescription-Strength?

Q. In my drugstore, I saw that 'prescription-strength' Flonase Allergy Relief is for sale without a prescription. What gives? A. Flonase Allergy Relief (fluticasone propionate) is just one of man… Yahoo News – Latest News & Headlines

Can Over-the-Counter Drugs Be Prescription-Strength?

Q. In my drugstore, I saw that 'prescription-strength' Flonase Allergy Relief is for sale without a prescription. What gives? A. Flonase Allergy Relief (fluticasone propionate) is just one of man… Yahoo News – Latest News & Headlines

For African-American families hit hard by the war on drugs, pot comes out of the shadows, but slowly

Jesce Horton is the owner of Panacea Valley Gardens, a cultivation center and boutique edibles line serving cannabis patients in Portland, OR. Jesce Horton still remembers the advice his father often imparted to him while he was growing up. Marijuana, said the 34-year-old Horton, was always a big part of those conversations. Yahoo News – […]

Boy, 13, Dies of Suspected Heroin Overdose After Allegedly Getting Into Dad's Drugs: Reports

Medics reportedly administered four milligrams of Narcan to Nathan Wylie, 13, to no avail. Yahoo News – Latest News & Headlines

More U.S. seniors taking multiple mind-altering drugs

By Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health) – The number of older adults taking at least three prescriptions for psychotropic drugs – which includes opioids, antidepressants, antipsychotics and tranquilizers – has roughly doubled over the past decade, a recent U.S. study suggests. Nationwide, the number of annual doctor visits involving patients 65 and older who started or […]

Philippines dismisses about 100 policemen for using drugs

The Philippine police have sacked nearly 100 policemen since the start of the year because they were found to be drug users, a top official said on Saturday, in a clean-up of the ranks after President Rodrigo Duterte halted police anti-drug operations. More than 7,700 people have been killed since Duterte unleashed his bloody war […]

Brazil Supreme Court judge calls for drugs legalization to beat gangs

By Alonso Soto BRASILIA (Reuters) – A Brazilian Supreme Court justice called on Friday for the legalization of marijuana and even cocaine to undo the growing power of drug gangs behind a wave of violence that has shaken Latin America's largest country. Justice Roberto Barroso, a Yale graduate and constitutional law professor, said 50 years […]

Pfizer hires JPMorgan to weigh sale of some drugs: Bloomberg

(Reuters) – Pfizer Inc is exploring sale of a group of treatments in cardiology, urology and primary care, Bloomberg reported on Thursday, citing people familiar with the matter. Medications/Drugs News Headlines – Yahoo! News

Merck’s sales miss as Keytruda, diabetes drugs lag estimates

(Reuters) – Merck & Co Inc's quarterly revenue narrowly missed Wall Street expectations, hurt by lower-than-expected sales of its key immuno-oncology drug, Keytruda, and its diabetes medicines. The company also forecast 2017 adjusted earnings in the range of $ 3.72 to $ 3.87 per share on revenue of $ 38.6 billion-$ 40.1 billion. Analysts on […]

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