Published Articles

Nifedipine linked with cardiac arrest

European study shows increased risk of out-of-hospital arrest with higher doses of the drug.
19 March 2019

Caution: Be wary of starting statins in over-65s

Overweight and older people initiating therapy may be at increased risk of type 2 diabetes, say researchers.
11 March 2019

What other condition can erectile dysfunction drugs treat?

Sildenafil, tadalafil and vardenafil improve pulmonary arterial hypertension, research shows.
04 March 2019

History: Why most Nazis were high on crystal meth

With side effects including aggression, paranoia and delusions of power, suddenly WWII makes a lot more sense.
24 January 2019

Faecal transplants beat antibiotics in recurrent C. diff

The procedure is more effective than fidaxomicin and vancomycin.
17 January 2019

Dapsone effective for chronic urticaria

Many patients had previously failed first-line treatments, according to the study.
04 December 2018

Australian study shows doctors inclined to accept pharmacists’ recommendations

Researchers assess doctors’ responses to dose and medication suggestions.
07 November 2018

Will future GPs prescribe placebo pills?

They seem to work, even when used open-label.
11 October 2018

Could a cannabis extract be used as an antipsychotic?

Scientists use brain scans to determine if cannabidiol may help treat psychosis
03 September 2018

1 in 20 UTIs caused by superbugs

It may be impossible to identify which patients are at risk, say researchers
28 August 2018