March 4, 2018

UK government health secretary admits drug errors cause ‘appalling harm and deaths’

NEWS Jeremy Hunt, the UK government health secretary, has admitted that drug errors in England cause ‘appalling harm and deaths’. COMMENT Evidence suggests that errors in […]
March 2, 2018

Study claims antidepressant drugs should be given to a million more people in UK

NEWS A new review published in The Lancet medical journal claims that at least a million more people in the UK should be put on antidepressant […]
February 28, 2018

Commonly prescribed medication linked to stroke

NEWS Medication routinely prescribed for common complaints including allergies, heart disease and Parkinson’s has been linked to an increased risk of stroke according to new research […]
February 26, 2018

Painkiller may disrupt sex hormones, placing unborn babies at risk

NEWS Use of the painkiller acetaminophen during pregnancy may cause harmful sex hormone abnormalities, according to a study led by San Diego researchers. COMMENT There is […]
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