Experimental Ebola drug sparks ethical controversy

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VietNam News English 2 week(s) ago

The decision to use an experimental drug to treat two Americans infected with Ebola, while nearly 1,000 Africans have already died from the deadly epidemic, has sparked controversy – but US experts say it was ethically justified.

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Thai woman caught with cocaine worth over $1mn at Vietnam airport

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Báo Tuổi Trẻ English 2 week(s) ago

Customs officers at Tan Son Nhat International Airport in Ho Chi Minh City discovered 4kg of cocaine, worth over US$1 million, hidden in the luggage of a Thai woman who arrived at the airport on Wednesday.

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Drug-resistant malaria reaches Southeast Asia borders, could spread to Africa

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Drug-resistant malaria reaches Southeast Asia borders, could spread to Africa

Drug-resistant malaria parasites have spread to border regions of Southeast Asia, seriously threatening global efforts to control and eliminate the mosquito-borne disease, researchers said on Wednesday.

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Drug-resistant tuberculosis cases surge in the capital

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VietNam News English 3 week(s) ago

The amount of people suffering from multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR TB) in Ha Noi has spiked, according to the Ha Noi Lung Hospital.

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Singapore to host anti-drug conference for Asian cities

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VietnamPlus English 3 week(s) ago

Singapore to host anti-drug conference for Asian cities

Singapore will organise an anti-drug conference for Asian cities in August next year, said the National Council against Drug Abuse (NCADA).

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How to fix a broken market in antibiotics

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Báo Thanh Niên English 1 month(s) ago

How to fix a broken market in antibiotics

The drugs don't work - and neither does the market, when it comes to antibiotics.

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Pharmaceutical companies rush to expand business

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VietnamNet English 3 week(s) ago

VietNamNet Bridge – More and more domestic pharmaceutical firms have recently announced plans to expand their production as the market has shown signs of picking up in recent months.

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Vietnam stops using three drugs due to bad reactions

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SaiGon GP English 1 month(s) ago

Following the National Center of Drug Information and Adverse Drug Reactions Monitoring’s warning of bad reaction of three drugs, Drug Administration of Vietnam ordered hospitals nationwide to stop using them.

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Monkey study dampens hopes for AIDS cure

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VietNam News English 1 month(s) ago

The monkey version of HIV can take refuge from anti-AIDS drugs within days of entering the body, a study said on Sunday, dampening hopes for a human cure.

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Anti-drug campaign produces big wins

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VietNam News English 1 month(s) ago 2 related news

Anti-drug police have made over 44,900 arrests and seized nearly 800kg of heroin, 70kg of opium and 390,000 ecstasy pills during a one-year crack down on drugs.

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Over 29,000 drug-related crimes reported last year

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VietnamNet English 1 month(s) ago 2 related news

Over 29,000 drug-related crimes reported last year

VietNamNet Bridge - Law enforcement forces uncovered 29,338 drug cases in 2013, arresting 44,983 offenders and seizing 797.1 kg of heroin, 69.7 kg of opium, 171.3kg of synthetic drugs and 390,000 tablets of ecstasy.

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More than 29,000 drug-related crimes detected in 2013

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VOV News English 1 month(s) ago 2 related news

More than 29,000 drug-related crimes detected in 2013

(VOV) - Law enforcement forces uncovered 29,338 drug cases in 2013, arresting 44,983 offenders and seizing 797.1 kg of heroin, 69.7 kg of opium and 171.3kg of synthetic drugs and 390,000 tablets of ecstasy.

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HIV re-emerges in 'cured' Mississippi girl

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VietnamNet English 1 month(s) ago

HIV re-emerges in 'cured' Mississippi girl

A baby girl in the US born with HIV and believed cured after very early treatment has now been found to still harbour the virus.

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Company dumps medicine in field

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VietNam News English 1 month(s) ago

Ha Noi Police, on Wednesday, said that about 2,000 boxes containing medicinal drugs that were found in a vacant rice field in Thanh Tri district, had been disposed of illegally.

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Alzheimer's research in 'major step' towards blood test

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VietnamNet English 1 month(s) ago

Alzheimer's research in 'major step' towards blood test

British scientists have made a "major step forward" in developing a blood test to predict the onset of Alzheimer's disease.

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