Trump makes late move to lower cost of prescription drugs

Trying to close out major unfinished business, the Trump administration issued regulations Friday that could lower the prices Americans pay for many prescription drugs. But in a time of political uncertainty, it’s hard to say whether the rules will withstand expected legal challenges from the pharmaceutical industry or whether a Biden dministration would accept, amend or try … Continue reading Trump makes late move to lower cost of prescription drugs

Drug lord begs to leave prison for fear of coronavirus

Coronavirus has become a "get out of jail" card for hundreds of low-level inmates across the country, and even hard-timers are seeking their freedom with the argument that it's not a matter of if but when the deadly illness sweeps through tightly packed populations behind bars. Among those pleading for compassionate release or home detention … Continue reading Drug lord begs to leave prison for fear of coronavirus

Duterte’s new threats to US citizens

The Philippines has banned two U.S. lawmakers from visiting and will introduce tighter entry restrictions for U.S. citizens should Washington enforce sanctions over the detention of a top government critic, the president's spokesperson said on Friday. President Rodrigo Duterte will impose visa requirements on U.S. nationals should any Philippine officials involved in the incarceration of … Continue reading Duterte’s new threats to US citizens

WARNING: Beware of these genital-eating drugs!

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is warning doctors and patients that some widely used diabetes drugs may, in some rare cases, cause a flesh-eating bacterial infection of the genitals. The condition, known as Fournier’s gangrene, developed in a dozen patients shortly after they began taking the medicines between March 2013 and May 2018, the … Continue reading WARNING: Beware of these genital-eating drugs!

World Cup star suffers discrimination for an alleged drug-related crime

Rafael Márquez is playing his fifth World Cup for Mexico, an achievement which the country, football team and fans consider an honorable service from the humble, dedicated, and hardworking footballer, yet, his reputation is suffering stains from an alleged relationship with a drug cartel. Image: Rafael Márquez Rafael, 39, represented Mexico at the 2002, 2006, 2010, 2014 … Continue reading World Cup star suffers discrimination for an alleged drug-related crime

What every Drug User and Family should know about Addiction

Health experts describe drug addiction as a chronic disease characterized by an uncontrollable urge to use drugs despite the harmful consequences which include brain damage, violence, and death.   Drug addiction is also a relapsing disease which leaves families of drug users feeling guilty, angry, confused, and devastated, especially when they realize that their love … Continue reading What every Drug User and Family should know about Addiction

Don’t play me around, Cowboy

A rancher was minding his own business when an FBI agent came up up to him and said, "We got a tip that you may be growing illegal drugs on the premises. Do you mind if I take a look around?" The old rancher replied, "That's fine, you shouldn't go over there though." The FBI … Continue reading Don’t play me around, Cowboy

Opioid-containing drugs for kids now illegal in the U.S.

Manufacture and sale of children's cough medicine containing opioid extracts have been declared illegal by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). In a press release on Thursday, the agency said its newest regulations aimed at curbing America's skyrocketing opioid addiction will offer protection for kids by ensuring that all opioid-containing cold and cough products … Continue reading Opioid-containing drugs for kids now illegal in the U.S.

29-year-old female teacher caught having sex with her 15-year-old student

Andrea Baber was arrested at her Cottage Grove home in Oregon on Friday for allegedly having sex with an underage student. The 29-year-old teacher who taught Languages and Literature was caught red-handed by her husband. Image: Andrea Baber According to a report from The News Review, the Oregon teacher's last sexual contact with her student occurred … Continue reading 29-year-old female teacher caught having sex with her 15-year-old student

DMX under House Arrest; Rapper to wear an Ankle Monitor

DMX was summoned in a New York City court today 11 August, after he reportedly failed a total of four tests for coke and weed. Prosecutor handling his case said the 46-year-old rapper needed to hear the riot act, having survived death from drug overdose earlier this year. The Great Depression rapper was thirty minutes late for … Continue reading DMX under House Arrest; Rapper to wear an Ankle Monitor