The Daily Buzz: Cancer Drugs With No Benefit "Remain Approved"; Controversy Over Public Housing Smoking Ban; Utah Drinks More Booze Than It Can Stock

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Dec 02 2016

The Daily Buzz: Cancer Drugs With No Benefit “Remain Approved”; Controversy Over Public Housing Smoking Ban; Utah Drinks More Booze Than It Can Stock

Friday, December 2nd, 2016

Cancer Drugs May Remain Approved Despite Lack of Benefit [Reuters]
Sped-up approval processes based on preliminary research lead to the establishment of drugs that in-depth research shows to be ineffective, scientists say.

US Imposes Nationwide Ban on Smoking in All Public Housing [NPR]
The rule is highly controversial: It may result in evictions and, disturbingly, allows local public housing authorities to ban lifesaving e-cigarettes.

MDMA Approved for Final Trials to Treat PTSD Before Possible Legalization [The Guardian]
Patients will receive the drug once a month, during long talk-therapy sessions.

Texas Again Places Obstacles in Front of Those Seeking Abortions [New York Times]
The state’s latest ruse is forcing facilities that provide abortions to pay for the cremation or burial of fetal remains, rather than their disposal as biological waste.

As Colombia Forges Ahead With Peace Deal, Bitterness Lives On [LA Times]
Many displaced people and other victims feel that the terms go too easy on FARC.

Utah Is Drinking More Alcohol Than It Can Keep in Stock [New York Post]
Restrictive laws see demand outstripping supply.