Breast cancer drug trial results in ‘unheard-of’ survival
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(Gina Kolata/ New York Times) — The patients had metastatic breast cancer that had been progressing despite rounds of harsh chemotherapy. But a treatment with a drug that targeted cancer cells with laserlike precision was stunningly successful, slowing tumor growth and extending life to an extent rarely seen with advanced  …

Health Canada issues warning against using ivermectin de-wormer to treat COVID-19
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(Sean Boynton/ Global News) — Health Canada is warning the public not to use the deworming drug ivermectin to treat COVID-19, particularly the version that is used for animals.

The health agency said Tuesday that it has “received concerning reports of the use of veterinary ivermectin to prevent or treat” the novel  …