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Return unwanted prescription drugs
The opioid crisis is an important, although not the only, reason to review medications and discard unwanted medicines safely. Last year 456 tons of prescriptions were returned on National Prescript...
27 Apr | Prescription Drugs | USA
Medics plea to UK politicians: No More Games with A&E
The recent BMA plea to politicians uses the slogan: No More Games with A&E. Just weeks ahead of the UK general election on 7 May is perhaps one of the best opportunities to try to extract promises ...
25 Mar '15 | Emergency Medicine | UK
Canada tackles prescription drug abuse
The Canadian federal government has recently highlighted the abuse of prescription drugs as a growing problem that will be tackled in a robust way. The outcome of the current strategy may hold impo...
15 Apr '14 | Prescription Drugs | Canada
Insulin use to treat type 2 diabetes trebles
The number of UK patients receiving prescriptions for insulin increased (almost tripled) between 1991 and 2010. The number of people with prescriptions for insulin for type 2 diabetes overtook th...
Obesity & childhood asthma
Recent US study finds that high levels of airbourne pollutants (exposure to polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons) was associated with asthma among obese children to a much greater extent that exposure ...
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