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US Deaths from Drug Overdoses Set Record in 2016

U.S. deaths from drug overdoses set a record of more than 64,000 in 2016, driven by an intractable opioid crisis, U.S. Attorney General said Thursday, citing preliminary government data. Provisional data released last month by the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) showed that there were 64,070 drug overdose deaths in the United States in 2016, up 21 percent from 52,898 the year before. The NCHS is an arm of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The 2016 estimate “would be the highest drug death toll and the…

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Epilepsy drug discovered in fish model shows promise in small pediatric clinical trial

Science ‘Bench-to-bedside’ describes research that has progressed from basic science in animal models that has led to therapies used in patients. Now, a study describes what could be considered a direct ‘aquarium-to-bedside’ approach, taking a drug discovered in a genetic zebrafish model of epilepsy and testing it, with promising results, in a small number of children with the disease. Epilepsy drug discovered in fish model shows promise in small pediatric clinical trial

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Families of victims of Philippines drug crackdown win legal challenge

Top Stories: MANILA (Reuters) – A Philippines court granted protection on Friday to families of five people killed or wounded by police and the right to access police case reports, in the first successful legal challenge to President Rodrigo Duterte’s deadly crackdown on drugs. Families of victims of Philippines drug crackdown win legal challenge

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