Business

Facebook releases long-secret rules on how it polices the service

MENLO PARK, Calif. (Reuters) - Facebook Inc on Tuesday released a rule book for the types of posts it allows on its social network, giving far more detail than ever before on what is permitted on subjects ranging from drug use and sex work to bullying, ha

United Kingdom

Women must prove they’re not going to get pregnant if they want epilepsy drug

Women who use the drug are at high risk of having children with birth defects or developmental disorders.

United Kingdom

New ban on epilepsy drug in pregnancy

Valproate will no longer be given to girls and women of childbearing age unless they sign a consent form.

Health

UK bans Sanofi epilepsy drug without pregnancy prevention plan

LONDON (Reuters) - A Sanofi drug for epilepsy and bipolar disorder linked to thousands of birth defects has been banned in Britain for use in women or girls of child-bearing age, unless they are on a special pregnancy prevention program.

World

Mexico arrests alleged killer of drug war journalist, says minister

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico's interior minister on Monday said that authorities had arrested the alleged murderer of a renowned journalist in northern Mexico whose death had become emblematic of a spike in violence across the country.

United States

3 teens accused of killing 1 of the boys' mothers

Three Maine teenagers are accused of trying to drug one of the boys' mothers before strangling and fatally stabbing her in her home.

Boxing

Tony Bellew warns boxing chiefs to crack down on drug cheats or risk death in the ring

TONY BELLEW says boxing chiefs must take a tougher stance on drug cheats — or they will end up with a dead fighter’s blood on their hands. Mexican middleweight hero Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez copped just a six-month ban and no fine for TWO failed tests

United States

Fight brews over Shkreli's Wu-Tang album as 'pharma bro' gets banned by securities industry

Martin Shkreli was convicted of fraud that was unrelated to his infamous price hike of the drug Daraprim in 2015.

TV & Radio

EastEnders viewers spot massive blunder as Chloe’s cut doubles in size between scenes

EASTENDERS viewers spotted a massive blunder during tonight’s episode when Chloe’s cut appeared to double in size between scenes. Chloe arrived in Walford as she tried to track down her son Harley, who was taken off due to her drug problems. A

Health

FDA panel backs lower dose of Lilly-Incyte arthritis drug over higher

(Reuters) - A rheumatoid arthritis drug developed by Eli Lilly and Incyte Corp should not be approved at a higher dose, a U.S. Food and Drug Administration advisory committee voted on Monday, while backing the approval of a lower dose.

TV & Radio

5ive singer Abz Love almost jumped from penthouse as addiction hell pushed him to suicide

SINGER Abz Love revealed he thought about jumping into the Thames after a turbulent drug addiction.

Health

Trump delays drug pricing speech, no set date yet

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump has postponed a speech on lowering prescription drug prices previously scheduled for Thursday to a date in the near future, the White House said on Sunday.

Health

Woodford-backed biotech Prothena plunges as key drug fails

LONDON (Reuters) - Shares in Prothena, a biotech company backed by British investor Neil Woodford, plunged 70 percent on Monday after its main drug for treating a rare disease called AL amyloidosis failed in a crucial clinical trial.

Finance

A biotech company's farthest-along drug just failed a key trial — and the stock is plummeting (PRTA)

Biotech company Prothena said on Monday that its drug to treat AL Amyloidosis, a rare disease in which amyloid protein builds up in the body and disrupts organ function, failed a key trial. The drug, NEOD001, failed a phase 2 trial, and the comp

TV & Radio

Five’s Abz ‘paid people to be his friend’ during lowest point of drug addiction

The star also claimed he got sober after 'seeing the devil' when he was lying in bed.

World

Tourists snapped ‘snorting cocaine’ off drug lord Pablo Escobar’s grave headstone in sick new trend

TOURISTS are being snapped ‘snorting cocaine’ from drug baron Pablo Escobar’s grave headstone in a sick new social media trend. The “cocaine pilgrimage” – thought to be inspired by hit Netflix show Narcos – came t

Politics

Is Mindfulness All It's Cracked Up To Be?

Mindfulness is everywhere. The internet abounds with inspirational Buddha memes and bumper sticker quotations, all underlined with the hashtag #Mindfulness. A quick Google search readily returns ads for books by self-help celebrities and well-heeled gurus

World

Drug-crazed man arrested after battering girlfriend then threatening to kill her while broadcasting it on Facebook Live

WARNING - DISTURBING CONTENT: Chaichana Sirichart locked his girlfriend in his room in his Thailand home and threatened to kill her after accusing her of having an affair

United Kingdom

Drug dealers exposed brazenly flogging Class A’s with Craigslist and Gumtree

DRUG dealers are selling high-purity cocaine by brazenly advertising on Craigslist and Gumtree, a Sun investigation can reveal. The dial-a-drug services openly use the popular sites and some promise to deliver it faster than a takeaway. Pushers supplied o

Technology

Employers don't understand the 'black box' behind rising drug prices, and are fed up

Employers have a lot of power and resources to fix the broken health care system. Will they?

World

Friends of family of dead banking heir Matthew Mellon fear he may have been killed for his cryptocurrency fortune

A BANKING heir and cryptocurrency bigwig may have been murdered for his fortune, pals claim. Matthew Mellon, an early backer of new digi-fund Ripple, died suddenly in Cancun, Mexico, last week where he was due to receive treatment for drug addiction. A

United States

Former Mexico governor extradited to US to face drug charges

The former governor of the Mexican border state of Tamaulipas has been extradited from Italy to the United States to face charges of racketeering, drug smuggling, money laundering and bank fraud.

Business

Takeda Sweetens Takeover Proposal for Shire

Japan’s Takeda said it had made a sweetened proposal to buy Shire after its three previous bids for the rival drugmaker that has drawn broader interest across the sector were rejected.

World

Philippines Sees Red at EU Trade Threat Over Drug-War Deaths

The Philippines braced for potential trade penalties from the European Union, one of the country’s top trade partners, as criticism intensifies about President Rodrigo Duterte’s bloody war on drugs.

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