VIEWPOINTBy Dr Richard Barker,Director General of the Association of the British Pharmaceutical IndustryThere is a wonderful moment in the Monty Python's Life of Brian when Reg, the leader of the People's Front of Judea, played by John Cleese, asks disparagingly: "What have the Romans ever done for us"From his facial expression and his dismissive tone, it is clear Reg is less than enamo Read More »
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US federal agents have arrested some 750 people across the country in a crackdown on Mexican drug cartels, US Attorney General Eric Holder has said.Among them were 52 people arrested on Wednesday in California, Minnesota and Maryland in raids targeting the powerful Sinaloa cartel, he said.Agents also seized 23 tonnes of drugs in the 21-month operation.A 2008 justice department report found Mexica Read More »
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The eldest son of the former President of Guinea, Lansana Conte, has confessed to drugs trafficking on state TV.Ousmane Conte was arrested this week on drug trafficking charges by the junta that seized power hours after the death of his father in December.The once powerful Guinean army officer told state TV: "I am in the drug business and I regret it."But Mr Conte denied rumours that he is the go Read More »
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The drugs watchdog NICE has in principle approved a kidney cancer drug which can increase survival by a year.Sunitinib is one of the first drugs to be approved under new guidance urging a more liberal approach to treatments which only marginally extend life.It was originally rejected last year for the treatment of advanced kidney cancer along with three other drugs.Final advice on the use of thes Read More »
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