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‘Breakthrough drug’ may not mean what the public think, survey finds

29th September 2015 12:22

A recent US survey has revealed that what the Food and Drug Administration refers to as a ‘breakthrough’ drug, may not necessarily mean what a regular, untrained person may believe. Researchers from the Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh,… Read more...


US doctors do not realise the risks of prescription painkillers, survey finds

11th August 2015 14:49

A recent survey has revealed that American doctors are not fully aware of the risks of prescription painkillers, which is consequently contributing to misuse. Approximately 50 per cent of the 1,000 primary care doctors, who took part in the survey, claimed… Read more...


Prescriptions rise and average cost falls, figures show

14th July 2015 11:43

Recent figures from the Health and Social Care Information Centre has shown that the amount of prescriptions released in England during 2014 increased by 3.3 per cent / 34.5 million items. The rise has been attributed to the growing use of antidepressants,… Read more...


Under 65s more willing to try alternative cancer therapies, survey finds

28th May 2015 12:28

A recent US survey of cancer patients, conducted by the Abramson Cancer Center at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, has discovered that those under 65 are more open minded when it comes to exploring alternative therapies for their symptoms and… Read more...


A quarter of care workers administering medicine untrained, survey finds

11th May 2015 16:00

A recent survey by UNISON has discovered that many care workers are expected to carry out procedures which should only be done by a registered nurse, such as administering drugs. Of the respondents nearly a quarter said that they were expected to administer… Read more...


95 per cent of drivers unaware some prescriptions fall under drug-driving laws

9th April 2015 11:50

A survey of drivers in the UK has discovered that 95 per cent are not aware that some prescription medicines fall under the new drug-driving laws which came into action on March 2nd 2015. The law includes 16 drugs, of which, eight are available on prescription… Read more...


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