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NEWSThe 'wonder' cancer drugs that don't work

October 6th 2017 in Drugs

Those 'wonder drugs' for cancer we read about all the time in the media aren't helping the patient live longer—o...

NEWSCommon plant more powerful than standard drugs to stop asthma spasms

September 22nd 2017 in Drugs

...its tracks, scientists believe. And it could be more powerful than the current range of asthma drugs.

NEWSAntidepressants increase risk of premature death by 33%

September 20th 2017 in Drugs

Antidepressants don't just increase the risk of suicide—people taking the drugs are 33 per cent more likely to die from any cause, including heart attack, stroke and even org...

NEWSAntibiotics block our immune system from fighting the bugs

September 4th 2017 in Drugs

Antibiotics can be life-saving drugs—but they also weaken our immune system and lower our defences when we need to fight off infe...

NEWSEveryday toiletries could be making us less fertile, scientists fear

August 30th 2017 in Drugs

Antiseptics in our everyday toiletries—including toothpaste, shampoo, lotions and eye drops—inte...

NEWSBlood pressure drugs damage the kidneys (when they're supposed to protect them)

August 28th 2017 in Drugs

Drugs for treating high blood pressure—such as the ACE (angiotensin converting enzyme) inhibitorsâ...

NEWSEFT 'safe therapy' for army veterans with PTSD

August 10th 2017

Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT), the 'tapping solution', could soon be one of the standard treatme...

NEWSSomeone takes a drug wrongly every 21 seconds (that's 10.5 million times a year in the US alone)

July 28th 2017 in Drugs

Pharmaceuticals are dangerous enough as it is—but when they're taken incorrectly, they can be leth...

NEWSDoctors putting lives at risk by ignoring safety guidelines over heart drugs

July 27th 2017 in Drugs

Doctors are putting lives at risk by going against safety guidelines and are routinely prescribing a...

NEWSHeart failure? It's all in the gut

July 18th 2017 in Heart Health

Doctors monitor cholesterol levels to prevent cardiovascular disease—but they should switch their ...

Features

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

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...

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 ...

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

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...

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

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 ...

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...

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...

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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