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July 2019 (Vol. 4 Issue 5)

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NEWSAntidepressants deaden empathy for others in pain

July 3rd 2019 in Drugs

Antidepressants don't only deaden feelings of depression—they also reduce empathy for others who a...

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NEWSIndigestion pills killing 4 per cent of users

June 17th 2019 in Diseases, Drugs

Indigestion pills, known as antacids or proton pump inhibitors (PPIs), are killing 4 per cent of peo...

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NEWSMost high-risk heart patients not helped by statins

May 28th 2019 in Drugs

...e at risk of developing heart disease aren't being helped by cholesterol-lowering statins. The drugs failed to reduce levels of 'bad' LDL cholesterol in 58 per cent of at-risk patients, new resea...

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NEWSAntibiotics raise risk of heart disease and stroke

May 14th 2019 in Dental, Drugs

Antibiotics aren't only bringing closer the era of the super-bug—they also increase your chances o...

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NEWSStatins can trigger a shingles attack

May 7th 2019 in Drugs

Cholesterol-lowering statins can trigger an attack of shingles (herpes zoster). The drugs increase the risk of developing the painful viral infection—and that's especially a concern ...

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NEWSStatins aren't working for 50 per cent of patients

April 26th 2019 in Drugs

Statin drugs aren't working for half the people taking them to control their cholesterol levels.

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NEWSBig Pharma has ‘bought Congress’, says FDA chairman

April 5th 2019 in Drugs

Presidential election promises of an overhaul of drug policy and pricing will come to nothing—beca...

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NEWSMost drugs contain allergens that can trigger reaction

April 1st 2019 in Drugs

Almost every prescription drug contains at least one ingredient that can cause an adverse reaction o...

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NEWSMultiple sclerosis linked to food allergies

February 26th 2019

There's a strong link between multiple sclerosis (MS) and food allergy.

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NEWS35 per cent of adverse reactions to drugs not being reported in studies

February 15th 2019 in Drugs

Medicine is even more dangerous than we all thought. Around one-third of serious side effects to drugs and surgery are not being recorded in medical trials, a major review has discovered.

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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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