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November 2019 (Vol. 4 Issue 9)

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'New opioid' painkiller scandal looms image

NEWS'New opioid' painkiller scandal looms

November 8th 2019 in Drugs

The opioid addiction scandal may be triggering the misuse of another painkiller. Prescriptions for g...

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NEWSTalking works as well as drugs for major depression

November 5th 2019 in Drugs

People suffering from major depression fare just as well by talking about the problem as taking a po...

Mindfulness meditation breaks the spiral of opioid addiction image

NEWSMindfulness meditation breaks the spiral of opioid addiction

October 30th 2019 in Drugs

Mindfulness meditation—a passive awareness of the body and its surroundings—can help people over...

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NEWSOver-65s taking an average of five drugs a day

October 11th 2019 in Drugs

...harmaceuticals a day—and by the time they reach the age of 85, this will have risen to eight drugs.

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NEWSCommon antibiotic can trigger serious heart problems

October 4th 2019 in Drugs

One of the most common antibiotics can trigger two serious heart problems, researchers have just dis...

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NEWSPrescription drugs contaminated with cancer-causing chemicals

October 3rd 2019 in Drugs

...on drug you're taking could contain high levels of a carcinogen, or cancer-causing agent. Most drugs are manufactured in plants in China and India, where there are no safety controls, and America...

SSRI antidepressants don't work, independent study finds image

NEWSSSRI antidepressants don't work, independent study finds

September 27th 2019 in Drugs

The world's most commonly prescribed antidepressant doesn't work. Sertraline, marketed as Zoloft, ha...

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NEWSBlood pressure meds cause dangerous intestinal problems

September 9th 2019 in Drugs

A common blood pressure drug can cause diverticulosis, a bowel problem that affects many elderly people.

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NEWSRitalin changes children's brain structure

August 23rd 2019 in Drugs

ADHD (attention-deficit hyperactive disorder) drugs such as Ritalin alter the structure of children's brains. They change the distribution of whit...

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NEWSDoctors prescribe opioids even to small children

August 22nd 2019 in Drugs

Doctors are prescribing opioids—the powerful and highly addictive painkillers—to small children....

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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

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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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FEATUREDopamine

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

Dopamine-agonist drugs seem to have a very strange effect on people who suffer from Parkinson's disease: it turns the...

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