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Thursday, 8 December 2016

In a survey for the Royal Pharmaceutical Society in the UK, it was found that a whopping 78% of the over 2 000 respondents had sought medical advice from the internet, and a shocking 43% of them had ‘borrowed’ pain relief medication prescribed for someone else.

Publication Date:
Wednesday, November 30, 2016 - 12:45

The results of a recent study presented at the Annual meeting of the of the American College of Asthma, Allergy and Immunology indicated that in 90% of cases, patients who were recorded as penicillin-allergic on their medical records subsequently tested negative for penicillin allergy.

Publication Date:
Wednesday, November 30, 2016 - 12:45

We reported in June on a case series of patients experiencing serious cardiovascular problems, including arrhythmias, attributed to high doses of loperamide. This has occurred largely due to the fact that loperamide has been abused as an opioid substitute. 

Publication Date:
Wednesday, November 30, 2016 - 12:45