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  • Tucker: Opposition to Trump is fueling media lies about chloroquine, a potential COVID-19 treatment

    03/28/2020 12:21:25 AM PDT · by rintintin · 34 replies
    Lifesite ^ | March 26 2020 | Dorothy Cummings McLean
    The media have been lying about a potentially effective treatment for the COVID-19 coronavirus, Tucker Carlson reported this week. “Well, here’s why,” the Fox News pundit told his audience last night. “Donald Trump is for it.” Ever since the American president announced the use of hydroxychloroquine as a treatment for the coronavirus sweeping the world, the American media have been downplaying its potential, lying about it, and manipulating the public. “If Trump is for it, they're against it, even if it might save American lives,” Carlson declared. “What reactive children they are. And they immediately began a sustained push to...
  • (Florida) Man claims anti-malaria drug touted by Trump to treat coronavirus saved him from death

    03/24/2020 5:40:54 PM PDT · by Libloather · 17 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 3/23/20 | Emma Colton
    **SNIP** “I was at the point where I was barely able to speak, and breathing was very challenging,” Giardinieri said. “I really thought my end was there.” On Friday, he said goodbye to his wife and three children, thinking he would be the next victim of the COVID-19 virus. Then a friend sent him an article about hydroxychloroquine. **SNIP** Thirty minutes later, nurses administered the drug, and for two hours, he felt his heart race and experienced an episode where he couldn’t breathe. He then woke up at 4:45 the next morning and felt “like nothing ever happened." His breathing...
  • Fujifilm shares leap on treatment hope

    03/18/2020 1:48:26 AM PDT · by cba123 · 2 replies
    Fujifilm shares leap on treatment hope This is Martin Farrer taking over the blog for a short time while Helen has a much-deserved break. We’re keen to inject a bit of optimism into the blog when possible and there is some in a Reuters story about how shares in Fujifilm have jumpped 15% after a Chinese official said the Japanese company’s Avigan anti-flu drug appeared to help coronavirus patients recover.
  • Coronavirus patient in Spain reportedly recovers after being treated with HIV drug

    03/06/2020 3:57:07 PM PST · by Libloather · 17 replies
    NY Post ^ | 3/05/20 | Yaron Steinbuch
    A 62-year-old man who became Spain’s first coronavirus patient is believed to have made a full recovery after being treated with an HIV drug, according to a report. Miguel Ángel Benítez was hospitalized at the Virgen del Rocio Hospital in Seville, where he received lopinavir-ritonavir, an antiretroviral drug sold under the brand name Kaletra, according to Metro UK, which cited El Pais. The drug - which has been used to treat HIV and AIDS for over 10 years - was combined with interferon beta, a protein that prevents cells from becoming infected and is used on people with multiple sclerosis...
  • Chinese trials for Gilead’s antiviral drug to treat coronavirus still far from reaching patient recruitment goals

    02/24/2020 10:11:34 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    South China via Yahoo News ^ | 02/23/2020 | Coco Feng
    Clinical trials of an experimental antiviral drug said to “show promise” in treating the deadly coronavirus are still far from fulfilling patient recruitment targets more than two weeks in, raising questions about whether they can be completed within previously projected timelines. Double-blind trials of Gilead Sciences’ drug, remdesivir, are now taking place in 10 hospitals in Wuhan, vice-minister of science and technology Xu Nanping said at a press conference on Friday. Currently, the trials involve more than 200 severe patients and over 30 mild or moderate cases, according to Xu. This is up from the 168 severe and 17 mild...
  • Michael Bloomberg on marijuana: Legalizing 'another addictive narcotic' is perhaps 'stupidest thing anybody has ever done'

    02/09/2020 7:15:56 PM PST · by Trump20162020 · 209 replies
    Newsweek ^ | January 23, 2020 | Tim Marcin
    Former New York City Mayor—and potential 2020 Democratic presidential candidate—Michael Bloomberg called efforts to legalize marijuana "perhaps the stupidest thing anybody has ever done." Speaking at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland, on Tuesday, Bloomberg said on the subject, according to WBNG-TV: "We have a different kind of problem in America, for example. Last year, in 2017, 72,000 Americans [overdosed] on drugs. In 2018, more people than that are OD-ing on drugs, have OD'd on drugs. And today, incidentally, we are trying to legalize another addictive narcotic, which is perhaps the stupidest thing anybody has ever done. We've got...
  • Police: California groom beaten to death by two wedding crashers

    12/17/2019 11:10:46 PM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 17 replies
    yahoo.com ^ | December 17, 2019 | mercurynews.com
    A groom was beaten to death by two men who crashed his wedding reception, which was being held in a backyard east of Los Angeles, authorities said. Two suspects were arrested Sunday afternoon in the city of Chino, California, hours after the groom, 30-year-old Joe Steven Melgoza was found a block from the party suffering from head trauma, police said. He died at a hospital.
  • Two new drugs finally hit ‘undruggable’ cancer target, providing hope for treatments

    11/21/2019 12:48:02 PM PST · by Red Badger · 4 replies
    www.sciencemag.org ^ | By Jocelyn Kaiser Oct. 30, 2019 , 2:00 PM
    Cancer researchers are making progress toward a goal that has eluded them for more than 30 years: shrinking tumors by shutting off a protein called KRAS that drives growth in many cancer types. A new type of drug aimed at KRAS made tumors disappear in mice and shrank tumors in lung cancer patients, two companies report in papers published this week. It’s not yet clear whether the drugs will extend patients’ lives, but the results are generating a wave of excitement. And one company, Amgen, reports an unexpected bonus: Its drug also appears to stimulate the immune system to attack...
  • Duterte orders Espenido: 'Go, start killing' in Bacolod

    10/19/2019 12:35:31 PM PDT · by the_daug · 22 replies
    Rappler ^ | 9:14 AM, October 18, 2019 Updated 10:51 PM, October 18, 2019 | Marchel P. Espina and Pia Ranada
    The President said in his speech Thursday, October 17, during the Philippine Business Conference and Expo at the Manila Hotel, he assigned Espenido to Bacolod because the city was "badly hit now." He described Espenido as "yung tinatakutan nila na pulis." (The cop they fear the most.) "Sabi ko, ‘Go there and you are free to kill everybody." T*** i**** 'yan. Go, start killing them. Ako nang – dalawa na tayong pa-preso,’" Duterte referring to his instructions to Espenido. (I said: Go there and you are free to kill everybody. *expletives*. Go, start killing them. I will join you –...
  • Bill Barr blames mental illness and drug abuse on the decline of religion in the US

    10/13/2019 6:23:26 AM PDT · by malach · 62 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 10.12.19 | Andrew Court
    Attorney General Bill Bar says increased rates of mental illness and drug abuse can be attributed to the declining influence of religion in the United States. The country's top lawmaker made the claim in an ominous address delivered Friday at the University of Notre Dame's Law School in Indiana. In his speech, the outspoken Republican, 69, also launched a withering attack on 'so-called progressives', accusing them of being actively involved in an 'organized destruction' of Judeo-Christian values. Barr, who is a practicing Catholic, told the crowd of law students on Friday: 'Along with the wreckage of the family, we are...
  • The Problem With Drug Price Controls: Government's The Problem, Not the Solution

    09/29/2019 6:31:12 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/29/2019 | Taylor Millard
    One of President Donald Trump’s biggest campaign promises in 2016 was a desire to see drug prices go down. Trump has kept the rhetoric going with a comment on Twitter in 2017 blasting drug prices and an announcement last year he planned to create a new framework of price controls.“It also gives Medicare Part D plans new tools to negotiate lower prices for more drugs, and make sure that Medicare Part D incentives encourage drug companies to keep prices low,” the President crowed during a news conference at Health and Human Services last year announcing the plan. “There’s a...
  • Pfizer 'deliberately buried' data showing its arthritis drug might also prevent Alzheimer's (trunc)

    06/05/2019 10:33:08 AM PDT · by RummyChick · 94 replies
    daily mail ^ | 6/5/2019 | SAM BLANCHARD SENIOR HEALTH REPORTER FOR MAILONLINE
    One of the world's biggest drug firms deliberately buried data showing one of its arthritis medications could slash the risk of Alzheimer's. Pfizer kept its finding under wraps for more than three years because, it claims, it didn't believe the evidence was strong enough. It found the link between Alzheimer's and the drug Enbrel when analysing medical insurance claims in hundreds of thousands of people in the US. People taking Enbrel, an anti-inflammatory used to treat rheumatoid arthritis, appeared to be 64 per cent less likely to develop the memory-robbing disorder.
  • Houston cop 'lied about drug dealing so officers could storm home'...

    02/16/2019 7:23:20 AM PST · by Ol' Dan Tucker · 200 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 02-15-2019 | Lauren Fruen
    Houston cop 'lied about drug dealing so officers could storm home' sparking a shootout which left a couple dead and five officers wounded The Houston officer who led a deadly raid in which a couple were killed and five cops were injured lied to get a search warrant, according to the city's police chief. Lead investigator Gerald Goines alleged an informant bought heroin at the house of Dennis Tuttle, 59, and Rhogena Nicholas, 58, the day before the January 28 raid. The informant had also allegedly seen a handgun in the home. But according to an affidavit filed as part...
  • The LSD Archive at The Institute of Illegal Images

    02/14/2019 5:38:45 AM PST · by vannrox · 51 replies
    Flashbak ^ | 5FB19 | Karen Strike
    “It kept me from eating it if it was framed on the wall” - Mark Mcloud on his amazing collection of LSD Blotters  On October 6, 1966 (aka ‘The Day of the Beast’ in psychedelic circles) California banned the possession of LSD. Two years later the law went nationwide. Mark McCloud did as anyone of vision might: he began buying loads of blotters, sheets of paper infused with LSD, for consumption. Eventually his San Francisco home filled with thousands of LSD tabs. Over time the acid broke down. So now the framed sheets (part of an archive of more than 33,000...
  • After El Chapo conviction, use seized $14 BILLION to build border wall?

    02/12/2019 3:08:32 PM PST · by cba123 · 49 replies
    The American Mirror ^ | February 12, 2019 | Kyle Olson
    Could El Chapo’s seized drug money be used to build the border wall? That’s one of the questions many are asking on Tuesday following news of the former drug kingpin being found guilty on all counts. Mexico’s most notorious drug kingpin, Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, will spend the rest of his life in prison after a jury found him guilty on all 10 counts following a three month trial. According to Breitbart, the United States has seized $14 billion from the former drug lord, which gave Sen. Ted Cruz a brilliant idea. The Texas Republican introduced the Ensuring Lawful Collection...
  • China's Lock on Drugs [From 2018]

    02/10/2019 9:20:15 AM PST · by BlackAdderess · 14 replies
    U.S. News and World Report ^ | May 8, 2018 | Steve Sternberg
    (snip) the key ingredients for so many essential drugs, from antibiotics and birth control pills to treatments for cancer, depression, high cholesterol and HIV/AIDS, are purchased from China, says Rosemary Gibson, co-author with Janardan Prasad Singh of a new book called "ChinaRx: Exposing the Risks of America's Dependence on China for Medicine." China has exclusive manufacturing agreements for drugs for anesthesia, cancer and HIV/AIDS, along with other medicines that "we use every day, not only in hospitals but in our own medicine chests," Gibson says, adding that China is now the world's only source of antibiotics (snip)
  • President Trump Cares About Us - Wealthy Democrats Don't

    01/17/2019 8:06:41 AM PST · by kathsua · 3 replies
    Janitor's view ^ | 01/16/19 | Reasonmclucus
    President Donald Trump recognizes a primary function of the federal government involves protecting us from external threats. Our state governments protect us from internal threats, but only the federal government can deal with threats coming from other countries. He recognizes that Mexico and other Latin American countries like Guatemala have significant crime problems. Dingbat Democrats are oblivious to the difficulty the Mexican government is having with the drug cartels that operate from there. The government has had to use the Mexican army in its war with the cartels. Many of those coming to the United States want to get away...
  • Canadian sentenced to death in China for drug smuggling amid tensions between countries

    01/14/2019 5:40:15 PM PST · by vannrox · 15 replies
    FOX ^ | 15JAN19 | Katherine Lam | Fox News
    A Canadian man originally given 15 years in prison for drug smuggling was sentenced to death in China on Monday after a one-day retrial, the surprising verdict coming amid growing tensions between Beijing and Ottawa after the arrest of a top Chinese tech executive last month. Robert Lloyd Schellenberg was given the death penalty in Dalian Intermediate People’s Court in the northeast province of Liaoning after an appeals court last month agreed with prosecutors
  • My Proposal for PPACA Changes

    12/21/2018 12:41:16 PM PST · by Brian Griffin · 22 replies
    Brian Griffin | 12/21/2018 | Brian Griffin
    These changes would hopefully stop the PPACA death spiral and make coverage affordable for millions more people. My Silver and Bronze plans would have modest annual benefit limits, permitting deductibles and premiums to be slashed to affordable levels to provide useable coverage for modest income folks. No annual limit Gold and Platinum plans would be based on luxurious governmental employee coverage. My proposal is written in bill hopper language meant mainly for health care specialist lawyers in government and lobby associations in DC. If you don't know what 42 USC is, don't waste Jim's bandwidth dollars. Health care is a...
  • Drug Overdose Mortality by State [2016 - Per 100,000 population]

    12/11/2018 11:42:12 AM PST · by Red Badger · 32 replies
    ąThe number of deaths per 100,000 total population. Source: http://wonder.cdc.gov States are categorized from highest rate to lowest rate. Although adjusted for differences in age-distribution and population size, rankings by state do not take into account other state specific population characteristics that may affect the level of mortality. When the number of deaths is small, rankings by state may be unreliable due to instability in death rates.