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FDA Approves 1st Drug For Aggressive Multiple Sclerosis

BY LINDA A. JOHNSON TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — 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 and reduced symptoms. While there are more than a dozen treatments for the most common form of MS, there’s been nothing specifically for people with the type called primary progressive MS. That type of MS is relatively rare, affecting about 50,000 Americans. The drug was also approved...

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Brownsville Man on Texas Most Wanted List

TEXAS (KFXV) — Authorities needs your help locating a Brownsville man, and confirmed member of the Texas Syndicate Gang, who is now on the Texas Top 10 Most Wanted List. Agapito Salinas, is wanted for parole violation since April of 2015. He has ties to his last known address in Brownsville, and in the state of Georgia. Salinas also goes by the name “Pito,” and served multiple sentences for aggravated robbery, and for drug and burglary convictions. He is described as five feet, nine inches, approximately 185 pounds, with teardrop tattoos on both his cheeks, a tattoo of a...

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Woman Accused of Sexually Assaulting 16-Year-Old

McALLEN (KFXV) — In McAllen, police announced the arrest of a 29-year-old woman accused of sexually assaulting a 16-year-old boy. The woman is identified as Ashley Yvonne Contreras. Investigators say the boy’s mother called the police and told them she had caught Contreras being intimate with her son. The woman reportedly admitted to police she had sex with the 16-year-old and could be pregnant. Contreras has a history of charges including drug possession and a DWI. She is now charged with sexual...

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Brownsville Man Facing Narcotics Charges

BROWNSVILLE (KFXV) — In Brownsville, a local resident is facing charges for fabricating and distributing narcotics. 25-year-old Nestor Eduardo Lopez Turrubiates is arrested after police say they witnessed two cars behind a motel on the 2000 block of Highway 77 conducting a drug transaction. Turrubiates had almost seven pounds of cocaine on him. The suspects in the other vehicle were let...

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House OKs bill bolstering medical research, drug approvals

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House easily approved a sweeping biomedical bill Wednesday that would help drug and medical device companies win swifter government approval of their products, boost disease research and drug-abuse spending and revamp federal mental health programs. The compromise, which envisions spending $6.3 billion over the next decade, was condemned by consumer groups and some Democrats as a present to drugmakers that promised only paltry spending increases for underfunded federal programs. But their objections were overwhelmed by an alliance among Republicans, many Democrats and the White House for a 996-page measure that bore wins for both parties....

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