News On The Go: Feb. 28, 2013

Maura Zurick

A drug called Testis compositum was found in Oscar Pistorius’s bedroom after the shooting that resulted in the death of his girlfriend. The drug was identified by his representatives Wednesday and said it is used for muscle recovery. The World Anti-Doping Agency said its science department was already aware of the drug, and it is not banned. Pistorius, the South African Olympian, is currently awaiting trial for the murder of his model girlfriend.

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The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in Cleveland will open “Rolling Stones: 50 Years of Satisfaction,” on May 24. The exhibit will feature and celebrate the rock band and stay open until March 2014. It will include personal and collected items that have never been on display before, as well as film, text and lectures that will take up two floors of the museum.

The United States and some European nations are considering direct involvement in the Syrian civil war. Their involvement would include plans to deliver meals, medical kits and other forms of nonlethal aid to the rebels battling against Syrian President Bashar Assad. The nations who plan to get involved – the U.S., Britain, France and Italy – are not planning to supply the Free Syrian Army with weapons or ammunition. The decision to send aid might be announced Thursday at an international conference on Syria in Rome, Italy.

Zofran, a drug used to treat nausea from cancer treatments and other causes, was tested in Denmark and found to be safe to help the effects of morning sickness. The study, which was conducted in more than 600,000 pregnancies in Denmark, found no evidence that the drug caused any major birth defects or problems as previously suggested. Zofran is sold by GlaxoSmithKline and can also be found in generic form.

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