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India bans 328 combination drugs in setback for pharma companies

India bans 328 combination drugs in setback for pharma companies

The Indian government has banned 328 combination drugs in a blow to both domestic and foreign pharmaceutical firms, but the ban has been cheered by health activists ...

US drug overdose deaths surge amid fentanyl scourge

US drug overdose deaths surge amid fentanyl scourge

US drug overdose deaths surged to nearly 72,000 last year, as addicts increasingly turn to extremely powerful synthetic opioid fentanyl as the supply of prescription painkillers has tightened.

Health ministry recalls seven pharmaceutical products

Health ministry recalls seven pharmaceutical products

The ministry said it withdrew all the pharmaceutical products that contain the active substance.

Philippines aims to arm community leaders to help fight crime, drugs

Philippines aims to arm community leaders to help fight crime, drugs

The Philippines' interior ministry said on Wednesday it plans to acquire pistols for community leaders willing to fight crime and drugs, prompting concern it could fuel even more violence in the country ...

Bangladesh arrests female cricketer with methamphetamine

Bangladesh arrests female cricketer with methamphetamine

One of Bangladesh's top female cricketers could be jailed for life after being caught with 14,000 methamphetamine pills, police said Sunday.

'I fear for my life': Philippine lawyer behind Duterte probe

'I fear for my life': Philippine lawyer behind Duterte probe

Philippine lawyer Jude Sabio felt it was his duty to bring President Rodrigo Duterte's deadly war on drugs to the attention of international war crimes prosecutors ...

64% of antibiotics sold in India 'illegal': study

64% of antibiotics sold in India 'illegal': study

Nearly two-thirds of multi-drug antibiotic cocktails sold in India between 2007 and 2012 were unapproved, said researchers on Monday, warning such "illegal" compounds were fuelling the spread of drug-resistant diseases.

Myanmar makes record drug bust with 30 million meth pills

Myanmar makes record drug bust with 30 million meth pills

Myanmar has seized 30 million meth pills along with more than two tonnes of ‘ice’ and heroin in a record bust, the government said Thursday, as drugs pour from labs in lawless border regions.

Backpackers critically ill after Australia mass drug overdose

Backpackers critically ill after Australia mass drug overdose

Nine foreign backpackers, including five from France, were rushed to hospital in various states of ‘agitated delirium’ after ingesting a travel sickness drug they mistook for cocaine ...

Australia seizes $760m of meth in its largest ever bust

Australia seizes $760m of meth in its largest ever bust

Australia has seized more than Aus$1.0 billion (US$760 million) of methamphetamine in its biggest ever bust of the highly-addictive drug, police said on Friday.

More than 2,000 drugs now in cancer immunotherapy race

More than 2,000 drugs now in cancer immunotherapy race

The race to develop new immunotherapy treatments against cancer has sparked an unprecedented explosion in the oncology drug pipeline, with more than 2,000 immune system-boosting agents now in development.

US hits 'Taliban where it hurts' by striking drug labs

US hits 'Taliban where it hurts' by striking drug labs

US Forces have launched airstrikes on drug-making labouratories in Afghanistan as part a new joint strategy with the Afghan military to cut off funding for the Taliban, authorities said Monday.