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May 2018 (Vol. 3 Issue 3)

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Poison centres get 29 calls a day for ADHD drug reactions image

NEWSPoison centres get 29 calls a day for ADHD drug reactions

May 24th 2018 in Drugs

ADHD drugs for hyperactive children are in so many American homes now that the rate of misuse and poisoni...

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NEWSDrug companies fuelling opioid epidemic with bribes to doctors

May 15th 2018 in Drugs

Addiction to the opioid painkillers is now the most lethal drug epidemic in America's history—and ...

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NEWSThird of school mass shooters were taking psychiatric drugs

May 7th 2018 in Drugs

...s shooters in US schools had been diagnosed with a mental disorder and were taking psychiatric drugs such as antidepressants, a new study has found.

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NEWSCancer drug helps tumours grow, study discovers

May 3rd 2018 in Drugs

A major drug designed to shrink tumours in advanced breast cancer is actually helping them grow, a n...

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NEWSEpilepsy drugs make Alzheimer's and dementia more likely

April 26th 2018 in Drugs

Powerful anti-epilepsy drugs never seem to be out of the news—and now researchers have discovered they increase the risk ...

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NEWSDrug problems add $528bn to the US healthcare bill every year

April 4th 2018 in Diseases, Drugs

Problems with pharmaceuticals—including new illnesses or deaths they can cause—are adding $528.4...

Opioid epidemic fuelled by doctors who 'forget' they've written a prescription image

NEWSOpioid epidemic fuelled by doctors who 'forget' they've written a prescription

April 2nd 2018 in Drugs

The opioid epidemic—which has turned millions of people into addicts—has been fuelled by doctors...

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NEWSCar pollution causing quarter of all childhood asthma cases

March 29th 2018

Car and lorry exhaust fumes could be responsible for around a quarter of cases of asthma in children...

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NEWSFibromyalgia sufferers go ga-ga for tai chi

March 29th 2018 in Drugs

Fibromyalgia has been in the news after it forced pop star Lady Gaga to cancel her world tour—but ...

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NEWSMedicine has no answers to low back pain

March 28th 2018 in Drugs

Medicine has few solutions for low back pain, a problem that's so prevalent that it's reckoned almos...

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FEATUREDrugs to avoid for the over 65s

September 2015 (Vol. 26 Issue 6) in Drugs, Respiratory

Older people are now taking an average of 30 prescription drugs-and the reactions to them are the exact same as we've assumed are the result of growing old

Doctors sent new alert about 'killer' contraceptive pills image

FEATUREDoctors sent new alert about 'killer' contraceptive pills

February 2014 (Vol. 24 Issue 11) in Drugs

Doctors have been reminded yet again thatthe most commonly-prescribed birth control pills increase t...

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FEATURENew-generation diabetes drugs are killers

July 2012 (Vol. 23 Issue 4) in Diabetes, Drugs

A new generation of diabetes drugs dramatically increase the risk of death - and are 50 per cent more likely to kill than an old ...

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FEATURE70 per cent of antidepressant users aren't even depressed

October 2011 (Vol. 22 Issue 7) in Drugs

And the doctors prescribing these drugs have had no training in psychiatric disorders, a shocking new study has revealed

World's most commonly used drugs cause kidney cancer image

FEATUREWorld's most commonly used drugs cause kidney cancer

October 2011 (Vol. 22 Issue 7) in Drugs

The drugs-also known as NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs)-increase the risk of kidney cance...

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FEATUREParkinson's patients still given drugs that make them worse

September 2011 (Vol. 22 Issue 6) in Drugs

Doctors are still handing out drugs to some of their Parkinson's disease (PD) patients that worsen the condition and may even kill them

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FEATUREAntidepressants double the risk of another bout of depression

September 2011 (Vol. 22 Issue 6) in Drugs

People who take an antidepressant are far more likely to suffer a recurring bout of depression than ...

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FEATURESymptoms of ageing are caused by drugs, new research finds

September 2011 (Vol. 22 Issue 6) in Drugs

Many of the problems associated with growing old-including falls, unsteadiness and an increased risk...

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FEATURESymptoms of ageing are caused by drugs, new research finds

September 2011 (Vol. 22 Issue 6) in Drugs

Many of the problems associated with growing old-including falls, unsteadiness and an increased risk...

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FEATURECodeine

April 2009 (Vol. 20 Issue 1) in Drugs, Special Reports

Many thousands of people are addicted to so-called 'safe' over-the-counter drugs such as simple painkillers

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