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Global Drug Trafficking Highlighted By Fate Of Two Brothers Facing Death

Global Drug Trafficking Highlighted By Fate Of Two Brothers Facing Death

CULIACAN, Mexico — From age 6, each of the Gonzalez brothers learned to make bricks, trudging like nine little chicks behind their father every day before dawn to work in his dusty hilltop brickyard.Three years ago, three of them in th…

Obama Drug Czar Among Outsiders In Running For Chicago’s Top Cop

Obama Drug Czar Among Outsiders In Running For Chicago’s Top Cop

Despite calls for the promotion of a new police superintendent from within the department’s ranks, Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel could yet do as he did in finding a new schools CEO and go far beyond the city limits for Chicago’s next top cop.The …

Drug Companies Set To Donate Vaccines To Poor Countries

Drug Companies Set To Donate Vaccines To Poor Countries

Drug companies are set to donate vaccines and antivirals to poor countries, and share patented technology under a deal to strengthen defenses against the next flu pandemic, senior diplomats said on Friday.Countries have been meeting this wee…

Obama’s Plan To Cut Medicare Costs Lets Drug Companies Off The Hook — Again

Obama’s Plan To Cut Medicare Costs Lets Drug Companies Off The Hook — Again

WASHINGTON — In laying out his framework to cut the deficit, President Obama appears to have abandoned a campaign promise he reneged on last year in order to get his health care reform bill passed: using the buying power of the federal gov…

Courtney Love On Kelly Osbourne’s Drug Use: ‘I’ve Put Things In Her Boobs’

Courtney Love On Kelly Osbourne’s Drug Use: ‘I’ve Put Things In Her Boobs’

Courtney Love is serious about her sobriety, and she’s not about to let her detractors claim otherwise.After hearing that Kelly Osbourne had made a joke about Love’s past drug abuse on E!’s ‘Fashion Police,’ the rocker took to online video s…

FDA Rejects New Diet Drug Contrave, Requests Additional Study

FDA Rejects New Diet Drug Contrave, Requests Additional Study

WASHINGTON — The government on Tuesday unexpectedly rejected what appeared to be the most promising candidate among a class of new diet drugs, wiping out hopes for a new medication to fight obesity anytime soon.Orexigen Therapeutics In…

Drug Smuggling Schemes Around The World

Drug Smuggling Schemes Around The World

This week’s discovery of a “pot catapult” being prepped as a way of transporting marijuana across the Arizona-Mexico border is only the latest in a serious of ingenious methods employed by drug dealers and international traffickers. Earlier …

Obama: Drug Legalization ‘Worth A Serious Debate’

Obama: Drug Legalization ‘Worth A Serious Debate’

WASHINGTON — Drug legalization is an “entirely legitimate topic for debate,” President Barack Obama said Thursday during his online YouTube town hall, in response to a question from a former deputy sheriff who has turned sour on the drug wa…

Border Drug Tunnels Put Warehouses Under Scrutiny

Border Drug Tunnels Put Warehouses Under Scrutiny

SAN DIEGO — Workers at warehouses just feet from the U.S-Mexico border would come and go at odd hours. Few, if any, knew what their trucks carried.Few knew, too, that the buildings sat atop the openings for two of the longest, most sop…

Will The Czech Republic’s Drug Laws

Will The Czech Republic’s Drug Laws

Although the Czech capital has long been a tourist attraction with its medieval grandeur, elegant spires and cobbled streets, these days it has become a magnet for stag nights, pub crawls and young Europeans seeking a weekend party in a coun…

FDA Panel Backs First New Lupus Drug In 50 Years

FDA Panel Backs First New Lupus Drug In 50 Years

ADELPHI, Md. — Federal health experts on Tuesday voted in favor of the first new drug to treat Lupus in over 50 years, setting aside concerns that the experimental therapy does not work in some key patient groups, including African-Ame…