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 •  January 18

Drug trial records kept secret by the Canadian government and a pharmaceutical company show a popular morning sickness medication is not effective, a new published report says. The findings about Diclectin, published Wednesday in the online journal PLOS ONE, are the culmination of a seven-year transparency battle by Toronto doctor Nav Persaud to...

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 •  January 7

CALGARY — Cliff Barr has no illusions about how his life is going to end but he still has hope. The 70-year-old from Okotoks, Alta., is one of 100 patients taking part in new Canada-wide clinical trial to treat ALS — a debilitating and ultimately deadly neural disease that has few treatments and no cure. "It is a difficult and an awkward disease,"...

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 •  March 27, 2017

The extent of West Virginia’s drug problem is nearly incomprehensible. As the Charleston Gazette-Mail’s Eric Eyre reported in his award-winning series last December, “wholesale drug distributors shipped 780 million hydrocodone and oxycodone pills to West Virginia over six years (between 2007 and 2012).” What followed was rampant addiction to the...