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$93,000 Cancer Drug Adds 4 Months of Survival

Liana Teixeira

October 6, 2010


Filed under Global News, Science

There is a new price on life.  No, not the cereal…but cancer survival.  Provenge, a first-of-its-kind drug treatment was approved in April and has shown that it adds four months of survival to male patients suffering from incurable prostate tumors.  The catch?  It costs $93,000.  The rising cost...

Under Attack: Drug Gangs Infiltrate US

Michael Kelly

March 10, 2010


Filed under Global News

In Sequoia National Forest, not too far from California’s Yosemite waterfalls in the redwood forests, Mexican drug gangs are slowly taking over. They have commandeered U.S. public land to grow millions of their own marijuana plants and have smuggled immigrants into the country to cultivate the crops....

Former cocaine kingpin now serves dogs, not drugs

Liz De La Torre

September 7, 2009


Filed under Global News

From The Associated Press MARKHAM, Ill. – Two decades after customers clamored to buy cocaine from a teenager named John Cappas, they're lined up again to buy what he has to sell: Hot dogs. The one-time "drug kingpin," as the newspapers called him in the late 1980s, this summer became an owner...

Mexico’s new drug use law worries US police

Stephanie

August 26, 2009


Filed under Food and Drink

From The Associated Press MEXICO CITY – Mexico now has one of the world's most liberal laws for drug users after eliminating jail time for small amounts of marijuana, cocaine and even heroin, LSD and methamphetamine. "All right!" said a grinning Ivan Rojas, a rail-thin 20-year-old addict who e...

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