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Op-Ed: Medical cannabis the safe competition to pharmaceutical drugs

The cannabis plant is a safe alternative to a wide variety of pharmaceutical drugs, especially for mood and anxiety disorders. Because of this, medical cannabis is clearly competition to the pharmaceutical industry.

Op-Ed: Victims of pharmacy mistakes have little recourse

As patients, we entrust our health to a variety of medical professionals. We often think of the role doctors play in our well-being, but pharmacists — the gatekeepers of the medicine that doctors prescribe — also play a crucial part.
In the Media by Julie Wiest - 4 comments

Op-Ed: Heroin deaths spike as narcs continue war on marijuana

New York - The Prohibition Industrial Complex has mobilized the hundreds of thousands of workers who depend on enforcing anti-marijuana laws to slow a groundswell of support for legalizing it.
In the Media by Robert Weller - 2 comments

Justin Bieber abusing sizzurp, friends want him in rehab

Along with prescription dugs, sources claim that Justin Bieber is abusing sizzurp, and his people, fearing for his life, want him to go into rehab.
In the Media by Matthew Hendricks - 2 comments

New York’s problem with prescription drugs

New York - Nationwide, overdose rates are increasing at an alarming rate. In some states, overdose deaths have surpassed traffic accidents as the leading cause of accidental death. As the death toll rises, many are asking what can be done to combat this trend.
In the Media by Matthew DeLuca - 1 comment

Increase in prescriptions for ADHD treatment drugs

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) drug treatment prescriptions are up 50 per cent in the UK compared to 2007, new data released by the Care Quality Commission indicates.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 3 comments

Bottomley sentenced for fake drug scam

Paul Daniel Bottomley has been sentenced for selling unapproved, misbranded and counterfeit cancer drugs to U.S. physicians. But he won’t spend his time in prison.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Physician pleads guilty to painkiller deaths

A New York physician faces 20 years in prison after admitting he distributed painkillers to people he knew were drug addicts. This follows on from news that deaths from prescription painkiller overdoses have risen sharply among women.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Prescription drugs stolen from pharmacies in Vancouver

Vancouver - Two pharmacies in Vancouver have been robbed for stored prescription drugs. According to local police, large amounts of pharmaceuticals were stolen. It is presumed these drugs will be sold on the street.
In the Media by Leigh Goessl - 3 comments

Vermont 2013: A good year for drug policy reform

Now that the 2013 session of the Vermont legislature has been over for almost a month and the last of the bills have been signed into law, one thing has become clear for those Vermonters who smoke marijuana or use drugs--2013 was a good year.
In the Media by Matthew DeLuca - 1 comment
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Prescription labelling issues

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has published its monthly list of medicine labelling errors. The medicines of...
Jan 16, 2013 in  Health by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

FDA issues statement about drugs shortages

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a letter, dated July 23, over the issue of drugs shortages and...
Jul 29, 2012 in  Health by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Drug errors (FDA update)

The US Food and Drug Administration has updated its list of medicines which have had problems in relation to safety and...
May 15, 2012 in  Health by Tim Sandle

Pharma news this week

Here is a round up of recent news affecting pharma, biotech and healthcare. US Congress investigates 'fake...
Mar 23, 2012 by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Zelboraf, a new skin cancer drug

The first personalised treatment to extend life of advanced melanoma patients given just months to live, has been...
Mar 20, 2012 in  Health by Tim Sandle
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