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Canada Sets October Start For Legal Recreational Marijuana Sales

TORONTO – Marijuana sales will become legal in Canada beginning October 17, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Wednesday, making it the first major economy to...

Former Puma Biotech Executive Gets Us Prison Term For Insider Trading

BOSTON – A former Puma Biotechnology Inc (PBYI.O) executive was sentenced on Wednesday to 2-1/4 years in prison for trading on inside information ahead of...

Oxycontin Maker Purdue Pharma Cuts Remaining Sales Force

– OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma LP, facing a wave of lawsuits blaming it for helping fuel the U.S. opioid epidemic, said on Wednesday it had laid off about 350...

Both Sides Committed War Crimes During Siege Of Syrias Ghouta Un

GENEVA – Syrian government troops and affiliated forces committed war crimes and a crime against humanity in their long siege of eastern Ghouta through heavy...

Latecomer Sanofi Looks To Catch Next Wave Of Cancer Therapies

PARIS – Sanofi missed the boat on immune system-boosting cancer drugs. Now it’s trying to catch up. The French drugmaker has hired John Reed, the former top...

Canada Senate Approves Recreational Use Of Marijuana

TORONTO – Canada’s upper house of parliament on Tuesday approved a revised bill to legalize recreational marijuana, setting the stage for the country to...

Denying It Has Lost War On Drugs Uk Rules Out Legalizing Cannabis

LONDON – Britain said on Tuesday it had no intention of legalizing cannabis after a former leader of Prime Minister Theresa May’s party said the government...

Roche Pays 24 Billion For Rest Of Cancer Expert Foundation Medicine

ZURICH/LONDON – Swiss drugmaker Roche (ROG.S) is paying $2.4 billion to buy the rest of Foundation Medicine (FMI) (FMI.O), raising its bet on the U.S. genomic...

Philippines Duterte Says No Justice For Families Of Drugs War Casualties

(Note: Language in paragraph 5 may offend some readers) MANILA – Outspoken Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said on Monday the families of people killed in his...

Britains Johnson Says Brexit Dividend Part Of Health Funding

GENEVA – British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said on Monday that government plans for a boost to spending on the state-run National Health Service (NHS) would...