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US looking to boost production of experimental Ebola drug
US officials have asked labs to submit plans for ramping up production of the experimental Ebola drug, Zmapp, of which supplies have run out. It successfully treated medical workers infected with the virus, but hasn't been widely tested for safety.

18.10.2014 04:04

Colorado police worried pot candy will ruin Halloween treats
The American tradition of Halloween trick-or-treating is rife with urban myths about children being handed poisoned chocolates or razor blade-laced apples. This year, Denver police are worried about a new form of candy corruption: marijuana.

17.10.2014 21:29

​British Big Pharma warns Ebola vaccine will come 'too late' to halt spread
One of the world’s biggest pharmaceutical companies says a vaccine to tackle Ebola will “come too late” to curb the current epidemic, as the UK and other European countries begin screening passengers for the virus at international airports.

17.10.2014 09:52

Vice: Biden son’s brief Navy career ended after positive cocaine test
US Vice-President Joe Biden’s son Hunter was discharged from the Navy Reserve in February 2014 after failing a drug test that turned up positive for cocaine just a month after his commissioning, it’s been revealed.

17.10.2014 07:02

Weed express: Marijuana app offers on-demand home delivery
A new San Francisco smartphone app promises to promptly deliver cannabis right to your door. It's the latest in a new crop of apps aimed at making access to pot easier.

17.10.2014 02:59

Alaska National Guard condoned ‘weapons smuggling, rape, and drug trafficking’
Several leaked documents show that the Alaska National Guard's leadership supported a culture of sexual assault, theft and smuggling. The released reports coincide with the state's contentious gubernatorial election.

16.10.2014 23:27

WikiLeaks: US pushes to extend drug monopolies in secret proposed trade deal
Excerpts from a proposed international trade agreement leaked to the web this week suggest that the United States is pushing for changes that would make it more difficult to get life-saving drugs overseas.

16.10.2014 18:37

Obama: I ‘hugged and kissed’ Ebola nurses
President Barack Obama insisted Wednesday that the US response to the Ebola outbreak is effective and that the chances of the deadly virus taking hold in the United States are “extremely low.”

16.10.2014 14:09

MRI reveals ancient Siberian ‘princess’ had breast cancer
Brand new MRI scans have revealed that a 2,500-year-old ancient Pazyryk 'princess' died from the same disease that over a million women are fighting today: breast cancer. Scientists believe the young woman could have used cannabis to ease the pain.

16.10.2014 02:13

Manhattan’s Times Square hosts Cannabis Business Expo
Investors, businessmen and at least one state senator were among the 900 or so attendees that turned up at a Times Square hotel in Manhattan this week for the International Cannabis Association’s first ever conference in New York.

15.10.2014 20:23

Sex, drugs &… Hookers, dope bring Italy out of recession
Illegal economic activities such as drugs and prostitution are apparently responsible for having lifted Italy out of economic recession. EU data calculations have demonstrated that the black market has significantly boosted GDP figures.

15.10.2014 13:57

5 things about Ebola you should know
The UN's health watchdog, the WHO, says there are 60 days left to contain the Ebola outbreak, which has already claimed almost 5,000 lives. This is what you need to know about the killer virus.

15.10.2014 16:05

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