Drugs

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Benefits of microdosing LSD might be placebo effect, study finds
Imperial College London researchers conducted largest placebo-controlled trial of psychedelics

Ian Sample Science editor

02, Mar, 2021 @5:01 PM

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Drug companies look to AI to end 'hit and miss' research
Technology that speeded the development of Covid vaccines has potential to transform the pharmaceutical industry

Julia Kollewe

20, Feb, 2021 @4:00 PM

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Asthma drug may reduce risk of severe Covid if taken early – study
Inhaled budesonide could become first treatment in early stages of infection if study confirmed

Linda Geddes

10, Feb, 2021 @7:10 PM

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Meet Carl Hart: parent, Columbia professor – and heroin user
In a startling new book, Drug Use for Grown-Ups, the Ivy League professor argues that the dangers of recreational drug use have been wildly overstated

Andrew Anthony

06, Feb, 2021 @5:00 PM

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Fears of ‘borderline unethical’ advertising after 75% of older Australians found to be taking supplements
Researchers say complementary medicines deemed safe by the TGA do not have to prove they are effective

Calla Wahlquist

31, Jan, 2021 @8:32 PM

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A man in shorts has spring in his step | Brief letters
Brief letters: Cost of medicines | Spring | Marmalade | Lockdown birthdays | Dog treats

Letters

26, Jan, 2021 @4:45 PM

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Australian drug shortage sparks calls to loosen prescription rules
Australia hit by shortages of contraceptive pills and antidepressants

Melissa Davey

22, Jan, 2021 @10:54 PM

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Netherlands to supply medical cannabis until July despite Brexit ban
Mother of son with severe epilepsy says ‘fight is not over’ as Brexit bans EU states fulfilling UK prescriptions

Lisa O'Carroll Brexit correspondent

22, Jan, 2021 @3:45 PM

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There are two new Covid-fighting drugs I haven't heard much about - is it because they are unpronounceable? | Adrian Chiles
Generic medicine names can sound like random collections of syllables. But there is a method to it, says Guardian columnist Adrian Chiles

Adrian Chiles

21, Jan, 2021 @8:00 AM

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New funding to tackle drug misuse 'a drop in the ocean', say experts
Government announces £80m for treatment including rollout of overdose medicine naloxone

Jamie Grierson Home affairs correspondent

20, Jan, 2021 @12:01 AM

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Now I've quit benzodiazepines, this year will be the first I can remember for a decade | Lily Lynch
I went through acute withdrawal from anxiety medication alone during the pandemic, says Lily Lynch, editor-in-chief of Balkanist magazine

Lily Lynch

30, Dec, 2020 @7:00 AM

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New drug offers hope for thousands with cystic fibrosis
There were fears for patients with the lung disease as Covid-19 emerged but new treatments have shown remarkable benefits

Robin McKie

26, Dec, 2020 @1:40 PM

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