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White: Jones failed drug test from UFC 214

11:17 PM ET UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones failed a drug test ahead of his championship win over Daniel Cormier at UFC 214 last month in Anaheim, California, UFC president Dana White confirmed to ESPN on Tuesday. White denied that the UFC has stripped Jones of the title, as TMZ reported. In a statement released Tuesday, the UFC said Jones’ failed test stemmed from an in-competition sample that was collected at his weigh-in July 28, the day before his fight against Cormier. According to TMZ, which was first to ...

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PKU funding battle: Family wins High Court challenge over drug

The family of a seven-year-old boy whose condition could cause brain damage have won a High Court challenge over an NHS decision not to fund a life-changing drug. The child, “S”, has a rare condition that means too much protein could cause permanent brain injury. He also has autism, which affects his ability to comply with dietary restrictions. A judge quashed the funding decision and remitted it for reconsideration. The parents of the boy, who has phenylketonuria or PKU, want a drug called Kuvan, which would help him metabolise protein. ...

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Fentanyl deaths: Warning as drug kills 'at least 60'

At least 60 people have died in the UK in the last eight months after taking the strong painkiller fentanyl. Tests on heroin seized by police since November found traces of the synthetic drug, with more than 70 further deaths pending toxicology reports, the National Crime Agency (NCA) said. Some contained carfentanyl, which is 10,000 times stronger as morphine and is often used to tranquilize elephants. Health officials and police have warned heroin users to be “extra careful”. Most of the deaths were in the police force areas of West ...

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Global Police Operation Shuts Down Two Darknet Drug Markets

The anonymity afforded by the Tor network has led to the creation of numerous “darknet markets,” where people buy and sell illegal goods like drugs, malware, fake IDs, weapons, and more. These operations have been famously difficult to stop. But an international team of law enforcement agencies just executed an impressive takedown of two of the largest darknet markets. Law enforcement even ran one of the services for weeks to gather information on users. The darknet markets in question are Alphabay and Hansa, both of which have similar setups to the ...

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Drug Delivery Implants, Electrical Stimulation Can Manage Chronic Pain

Physicians have long been interested in approaches to chronic pain management that are less prone to abuse than traditionally prescribed medications. But the ongoing opioid crisis in America has shone a light on how a combination of increased heroin use, dubious prescription and pharmaceutical practices, and the increased amount of fentanyl drug dealers have added to heroin have combined to kill tens of thousands of additional people on a yearly basis. There’s a real problem growing in America, and new treatments for chronic pain could potentially address it, via drug ...

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'Monumental U-turn' on cancer drug

A pioneering and life-extending drug repeatedly deemed too expensive will now be offered on the NHS in England. It is the result of a confidential deal between the health service and the drug company Roche. Kadcyla, the undiscounted cost of which had been £90,000 per patient, adds an average of six months of life to women with a form of terminal breast cancer. Campaigners have praised the “monumental” U-turn, which will benefit about 1,200 women a year. “Tough negotiation and flexibility between the NHS and Roche means both patients and ...

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NHS to fund key HIV drug in Scotland

A “game-changing” drug which dramatically reduces the chances of being infected with HIV is to be made available on the NHS in Scotland. The Scottish Medicines Consortium (SMC) has agreed to approve the treatment, which is known as Prep. Scientists have found that a daily dose of the drug can protect people at risk of contracting the virus. It means Scotland will become the first place in the UK to routinely offer Prep to eligible patients. Campaigners welcomed the SMC’s decision, describing it as a “bold step” which could lead ...

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Noah gets 20-game ban for drug violation

4:34 PM ET ESPN.com news services The NBA has suspended New York Knicks center Joakim Noah for 20 games for violating the league’s anti-drug policy, it was announced Saturday. The suspension will start when Noah — who has not played since Feb. 4 and had arthroscopic surgery on his left knee Feb. 27 to remove loose fragments of cartilage or bone — is “eligible and physically able to play” in either a regular season or playoff game, the NBA said. The suspension would then carry into the 2017-18 season. Noah ...

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Mo Farah's coach Alberto Salazar may have breached drug rules – leaked Usada report

The American coach of Olympic champion Sir Mo Farah may have broken anti-doping rules to boost the performance of some of his athletes, says a leaked report. Alberto Salazar has been under investigation since a BBC Panorama programme made allegations about drugs use at his US training base. A leaked US Anti-Doping Agency (Usada) report, dated March 2016, has been obtained by the Sunday Times. Salazar and Briton Farah deny they have ever broken anti-doping rules. The leaked report also alleges Salazar, head coach of the world famous endurance Nike ...

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Multiple sclerosis drug 'a landmark'

A drug that alters the immune system has been described as “big news” and a “landmark” in treating multiple sclerosis, doctors and charities say. Trials, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, suggest the drug can slow damage to the brain in two forms of MS. Ocrelizumab is the first drug shown to work in the primary progressive form of the disease. The drug is being reviewed for use in the US and Europe. MS is caused by a rogue immune system mistaking part of the brain for a ...

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