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Argentine Senate approves medical use of cannabis oil

/ Mar 30, 2017

Argentine Senate approves medical use of cannabis oil

Argentina’s Senate has given final legislative approval to a bill legalizing the use of cannabis oil and other marijuana derivatives for medicinal purposes, and setting up a regulatory framework for the state to prescribe and distribute them to patients. The legislation approved by senators ...

Christie tapped by Trump to lead opioid addiction fight

/ Mar 30, 2017

Christie tapped by Trump to lead opioid addiction fight

President Donald Trump is vowing to step up efforts to combat the nation’s opioid addiction crisis, and he’s tapped New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie to lead the fight. Trump convened an emotional roundtable Wednesday with Christie, members of his Cabinet, law enforcement chiefs, recovering ...

Texas church van-truck crash kills 12

Mar 30, 2017

Texas church van-truck crash kills 12

Twelve people were killed and three others were injured Wednesday when a van carrying 14 church members and a pickup truck collided on a two-lane Texas highway, authorities said. The group of senior adults from First Baptist Church of New Braunfels, Texas, was returning ...

FDA approves first drug for primary progressive MS

Mar 30, 2017

FDA approves first drug for primary progressive MS

U.S. regulators have approved the first drug for an aggressive kind of multiple sclerosis that steadily reduces coordination and the ability to walk. The Food and Drug Administration approved Ocrevus late Tuesday after a large study found it slowed progression of the neurological disease ...