Two nephews of Venezuela’s first lady were found guilty on Friday on US charges that they tried to carry out a multimillion-dollar drug deal to obtain a large amount of cash to help their family stay in power.
Franqui Francisco Flores de Freitas and Efraín Antonio Campo Flores, nephews of Cilia Flores, the wife of the Venezuelan president, Nicolás Maduro, were convicted by a federal jury in Manhattan of conspiring to import cocaine into the United States.
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Time For Truth: (The Guardian) – Venezuelan president's relatives guilty in US cocaine trial
Neither of the two drugs used most frequently to prevent migraines in children is more effective than a sugar pill, according to a study published on Thursday in The New England Journal of Medicine.
Researchers stopped the large trial early, saying the evidence was clear even though the drugs — the antidepressant amitriptyline and the epilepsy drug topiramate — had been shown to prevent migraines in adults.
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Time For Truth: (The New York Times) – Two Drugs for Adult Migraines May Not Help Children
A husband and wife death squad claim their vigilante gang have killed upwards of 800 people in the Philippines’ brutal war on drugs .
Assassins Ace and Sheila, who are part of a prolific hit team, have defended their roles in the bloodbath and say they turned to a life of murder so their children wouldn’t starve.
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Time For Truth: (Mirror) – Husband and wife death squad execute 800 people in brutal Philippines war on drug dealers
President Rodrigo Duterte says he doesn’t “give a sh*t” if his brutal war on drugs in Philippines, which has over 3 million drug addicts, violates human rights.
“We have 3 million drug addicts, and it’s growing. So if we do not interdict this problem, the next generation will be having a serious problem,” Duterte said in an interview with Al Jazeera.
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Time For Truth: (Russia Today) – ‘I don’t give a sh*t about human rights’ - President Duterte on Philippines drugs war
The U.S. wants to fight superbugs by targeting one of the world’s biggest markets for antibiotics: farms.
Big pharma has other ideas.
Even as the industry prepares to comply with new U.S. Food and Drug Administration efforts to limit antibiotic use in American livestock, it is marketing the drugs to U.S. veterinarians while continuing to expand sales elsewhere around the world. Bacteria resistant to antibiotic drugs, or superbugs, are a growing problem particularly in hospitals and claim an estimated 700,000 lives annually. Scientists say there is an intimate link between the health of the planet’s livestock and that of the human population.
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Time For Truth: (Bloomberg) – As Deadly Superbugs Rise, Big Pharma Presses Farm Antibiotics