Clinton vows action on drug prices

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Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton vows to make critical prescription drugs affordable at a campaign event in New Hampshire.

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One person brain-dead after French drugs trial

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One person brain-dead after French drugs trial

One person has been left brain-dead and five others hospitalised after a "serious accident" during a drugs trial in France, Health Minister Marisol Touraine said Friday.

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Hanoi airport authorities find 10kg of meth in local consignment

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Hanoi airport authorities find 10kg of meth in local consignment

Noi Bai Airport authorities have handed over to the Hanoi police investigation into 10kg of methamphetamine they found in a consignment on December 29.

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In Vietnam, medical shops routinely sell prescription drugs over the counter

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In Vietnam, medical shops routinely sell prescription drugs over the counter

Ha Linh Thu has had a cough and fever for nearly a week, but she has not gone to a hospital. The 28-year-old accountant from Hanoi’s Dong Da District has turned doctor instead and prescribed her own medicines.

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Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos join hands to combat drugs

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Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos join hands to combat drugs

The 15th ministerial meeting between Vietnam, Cambodia, and Laos on drugs prevention and combat is taking place in Ho Chi Minh City on December 9-10.

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Enlisting the community in fight with HIV

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Enlisting the community in fight with HIV

VietNamNet Bridge – His plan to study abroad collapsed just a few hours before an interview at the US embassy in Ha Noi after his father caught him using drugs in a hotel restroom.

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Unprescribed antibiotics is available anywhere in Vietnam: survey

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Unprescribed antibiotics is available anywhere in Vietnam: survey

A survey by the health ministry has found that misuse of antibiotics is rampant, with most pharmacies not requiring prescriptions to sell them.

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Another suspect identified in Vietnam's cancer drug smuggling case

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A co-founder of Ho Chi Minh City-based VN Pharma has been placed under an investigation for his role in the company's illegal importing of cancer drugs worth more than US$750,000.

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Misuse of antibiotics in VN a danger for children

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VietNamNet Bridge – Vietnamese health officials are encouraging local patients to use antibiotics only when prescribed by a doctor but a survey by the Health Ministry reveals that 76 per cent of doctors prescribe medicines unreasonably, causing antibiotic resistance to about 33 per cent of patients.

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Alcoholism drug may help design HIV cure: study

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A treatment for alcoholism can reactivate dormant HIV, potentially allowing other drugs to spot and kill the virus hiding out in human immune cells, researchers said Tuesday.

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Nationwide campaign to combat antimicrobial resistance runs

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The Ministry of Health November 16 joined with the World Health Organization in Vietnam to organize the first national Antibiotic Awareness Week, which will start from November 16-22.

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Misunderstanding of antibiotics fuels superbug threat, WHO says

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Misunderstanding of antibiotics fuels superbug threat, WHO says

People across the world are alarmingly confused about the role of antibiotics and the right way to take them, and this ignorance is fuelling the rise of drug-resistant superbugs, the World Health Organization said on Monday.

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Scientists breach brain barrier to treat sick patient

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Scientists breach brain barrier to treat sick patient

For the first time, doctors have breached the human brain's protective layer to deliver cancer-fighting drugs.

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Crystal meth to blame for serious crimes in Vietnam

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Crystal meth to blame for serious crimes in Vietnam

The use of crystal meth is becoming increasingly popular in Vietnam, resulting in more serious crimes being committed, including homicide, by people who are high on the drug.

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Supersized scanner to explore the body and hunt down disease

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An ambitious project to develop the world's first full body PET scanner could help re-define how drugs are developed and shed light a new light on the inner workings of the human body.

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