A new homeopathic drug from the venom of the blue scorpion may cure a range of common human cancers, claim Cuban researchers.
The drug ‘Vidatox 30 CH’, which is produced by Cuba's Entrepreneurial Group for Bio-Pharmaceutical and Chemical Productions (Labiofam), is touted to increase survival rates of cancer patients, restricting the spread of cancerous cells. According to researchers, the drug can improve quality of life of patients dealing with breast, liver, brain, prostate and lung cancer.
In addition to the new entrant Vidatox 30 CH, Cuba markets four other cancer vaccines to combat the disease. The cancer vaccines are segregated into two categories - supportive drugs which are used to reduce the harmful effects of radiation and chemotherapy and specific drugs which are formulated to fight tumours.
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Cancer is a second leading cause of death in Cuba, with 18,000 people dying of cancer in Cuba every year and more than 27,000 cases of cancer are diagnosed each year. Moreover, cancer has become the leading cause of death among children aged 5 to 10.
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