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First in line for Covid vaccine? Some US health care workers say no

First in line for Covid vaccine? Some US health care workers say no

They can move to front of the line for a Covid-19 vaccine if they want, but some US health care workers are skeptical about taking a vaccine that was developed in record time -- even as the pandemic rages on.

40 kg drugs seized, drug peddler gang busted

40 kg drugs seized, drug peddler gang busted

The General Directorate of Drug Enforcement at the Ministry of Interior (MoI) has seized 40kg of banned narcotic substances and arrested three Asians, MoI on Tuesday informed through its social media platforms.

Russia to roll out its first approved Covid-19 drug next week

Russia to roll out its first approved Covid-19 drug next week

Russia will start giving its first drug approved to treat Covid-19 to patients next week, its state financial backer told Reuters, a move it hopes will ease strains on the health system and speed a return to normal ...

Thailand sees apparent success treating virus with drug cocktail

Thailand sees apparent success treating virus with drug cocktail

A Chinese woman infected with the new coronavirus showed a dramatic improvement after she was treated with a cocktail of anti-virals used to treat flu and HIV, Thailand's health ministry said Sunday.

WADA could have 'game-changer' drug test method ready for Tokyo 2020

WADA could have 'game-changer' drug test method ready for Tokyo 2020

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) is collaborating with national anti-doping agencies and the International Olympic Committee (IOC) on a new form of drug testing ...

Bangladesh bans heartburn drug ranitidine over cancer fears

Bangladesh bans heartburn drug ranitidine over cancer fears

Bangladesh's drug regulatory authority on Sunday issued a ban on sales of popular heartburn drug ranitidine while it investigates a potential cancer-causing substance in the drug.

Pfizer loses blockbuster drug patent fight in UK Supreme Court

Pfizer loses blockbuster drug patent fight in UK Supreme Court

Pfizer lost the final round in a long-running patent battle in Britain on Wednesday after the country's highest court ruled against it in a case involving its $5 billion-a-year pain drug Lyrica.

Two dead after suspected drug overdose at Sydney music festival

Two dead after suspected drug overdose at Sydney music festival

Two people died, a dozen more were hospitalised and hundreds others sought medical assistance after suspected drug overdoses at a music festival in Sydney, the police said.

Amazon to buy PillPack in potentially disruptive drug retail push

Amazon to buy PillPack in potentially disruptive drug retail push

Amazon.com Inc said on Thursday it would buy small online pharmacy PillPack, a move that will put the world's biggest retailer in direct competition with drugstore chains, drug distributors and pharmacy benefit managers.

Verastem's blood cancer drug succeeds in late-stage trial

Verastem's blood cancer drug succeeds in late-stage trial

Verastem Inc said on Wednesday its drug to treat some types of blood cancer met the main goal of a late-stage study, sending the US drug developer's shares up as much as 44.5 percent.

Drug worth over $12mn seized

Drug worth over $12mn seized

Customs officers accounting and testing the confiscated drugs in Colombo. Sri Lankan Customs seized cocaine worth over $12mn...

Drug resistance adds to India's tuberculosis menace

Drug resistance adds to India's tuberculosis menace

After three years of battling tuberculosis, a disease that claimed the lives of his father and younger brother, Sonu Verma, a patient in northern India, hopes a cure for his illness may be within reach.