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Tennessee executes child killer Billy Ray Irick with drug that inflicts 'torturous pain'

Tennessee executes child killer Billy Ray Irick with drug that inflicts 'torturous pain'Tennessee has carried out its first execution in nearly a decade using a controversial cocktail of drugs including a lethal ingredient described by the Supreme Court as “chemically burning at the stake”. Billy Ray Irick, an inmate convicted of the 1985 rape and murder of seven-year-old Paula Dyer, received a three-drug injection on Thursday night after the US Supreme Court denied a final request to stay his execution. The lethal injection consisted of midazolam, used as sedative during an execution, a muscle-relaxer called vecuronium bromide, and compounded potassium chloride, the agent that stops the heart.



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German drug maker sues to halt US execution

German drug maker sues to halt US executionGerman drug maker Fresenius Kabi is suing to halt a planned execution in Nebraska, claiming the US state illegally obtained the company’s drugs to use for the lethal injection procedure. Fresenius Kabi filed the lawsuit Tuesday evening, saying the state was planning to use two of its drugs on August 14 to put to death convicted killer Carey Dean Moore. If carried out, the execution would be Nebraska’s first in 21 years and its first ever lethal injection.



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Walgreens Pharmacist Denies Woman Miscarriage Drug Over Personal Morals

Walgreens Pharmacist Denies Woman Miscarriage Drug Over Personal MoralsAfter receiving word that her unborn baby no longer had a heartbeat, it was



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The Latest: Tough prison term for Mexican drug cartel leader

The Latest: Tough prison term for Mexican drug cartel leaderATLANTA (AP) — The Latest on the sentencing of Edgar Valdez Villarreal, otherwise known as "La Barbie" (all times local):



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Mexico detains wife of drug baron blamed for U.S. heroin scourge

Mexico detains wife of drug baron blamed for U.S. heroin scourgeMexico’s government said on Sunday it had arrested the wife of top drug lord Nemesio Oseguera on charges of laundering funds for his powerful cartel that is blamed for driving heroin shipments to the United States. Known as “El Mencho,” Oseguera has risen to become Mexico’s most wanted drug lord after Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman was extradited to the United States last year to face trial.



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Baldness cure could come from side-effect of cancer drug

Baldness cure could come from side-effect of cancer drugA cure for baldness could be on the horizon after British scientists discovered that an osteoporosis drug stimulates hair growth three times quicker than other drugs. Around four in 10 men suffer male pattern baldness by the age of 45 and two thirds by the age of 60. At the moment only two drugs, minoxidil and finasteride, are available for the treatment of male pattern baldness (androgenetic alopecia) – the classic type of receding hair loss in men. But both have side effects and often produce disappointing results. The only other option open to patients losing their hair is transplantation surgery. To find a new treatment, scientists at Manchester University first studied a cancer drug called CsA, which has the embarrassing side-effect of substantial unwanted hair growth. They discovered the hair growth happens because the drug reduces the activity of a protein called SFRP1, which prevents the growth of hair follicles. Although CsA itself is not suitable as a baldness treatment because of its extreme side-effects, scientists found that a drug previously designed to treat osteoporosis, called WAY-316606, was even better at targeting the hair-suppressing protein. The inside of a human hair bulb Credit: Nathan John Hawkshaw  In tests, follicles donated by more than 40 patients undergoing hair transplant surgery were treated with the drug and and quickly went into the active phase of hair growth, sprouting 2mm of hair within just six days. Lead scientist Dr Nathan Hawkshaw said: “The drug also maintained more hair follicles to stay within the growth phase of the hair cycle compared to control. Not only this, we show that this drug effectively enhances hair shaft keratin production. “Collectively this suggests that WAY-316606 could be an effective therapeutic option for treating human hair growth disorders. “CsA takes at least six days to enhance human hair growth ex vivo whereas we see a significant increase in hair growth after two days with WAY-316606. “The fact this new agent, which had never even been considered in a hair loss context, promotes human hair growth is exciting because of its translational potential: It could one day make a real difference to people who suffer from hair loss.” The research also explains why CsA so often induces undesired hair growth in patients as it removes an inbuilt and potent molecular brake on human hair growth. The research was published in the journal Plos Biology.



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Canadian drug mule sentenced in Australia for cocaine cruise

Canadian drug mule sentenced in Australia for cocaine cruiseCANBERRA, Australia (AP) — A Canadian drug mule broke down in tears in an Australian court on Wednesday when she was sentenced to eight years in prison for her part in an attempt to smuggle cocaine worth $ 16 million into Sydney in luggage aboard a luxury cruise ship.



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Mexican drug kingpin behind DEA murder added to FBI most-wanted list

Mexican drug kingpin behind DEA murder added to FBI most-wanted listA veteran drug kingpin convicted over the murder of a DEA agent and then released on a technicality from a Mexican prison has been added to the FBI’s list of its 10 most-wanted fugitives. Rafael Caro Quintero now faces additional criminal charges unsealed in a federal court in Brooklyn, New York, and the US government increased the reward for his capture to $ 20m.



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Mexican drug lord among FBI 10 most wanted fugitives

Mexican drug lord among FBI 10 most wanted fugitivesWASHINGTON (AP) — A Mexican drug kingpin convicted in the 1985 killing of a DEA agent was added Thursday to the FBI's list of most-wanted fugitives.



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Fugitive Rafael Caro Quintero Speaks Out On Allegations Of Drug Trafficking

Fugitive Rafael Caro Quintero Speaks Out On Allegations Of Drug TraffickingRafael Caro Quintero, aka “The Prince,” is a fugitive on the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration’s most-wanted list. The alleged leader of the world’s most powerful drug cartel gave an interview while hiding.



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