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Thursday 20th October 2016

Prescription Drugs Articles


Rise in drug prescriptions in England

8th July 2015

Reports reveal an extra 34.5 million drugs and other prescription items were given out in 2014.

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Call to tackle prescription addiction

20th December 2013

Group of MPs say up to 1.5m people could be addicted to prescription drugs.

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Doctors urged to change how medicine is prescribed

22nd July 2013

Doctors urged to change how medicine is prescribed to stop £300m of drugs waste each year.

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Physiotherapists to be allowed to prescribe medicines

24th July 2012

New legislation means physiotherapists and podiatrists will no longer need to refer patients back to a GP for prescriptions.

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What causes your headache?

3rd July 2012

Headaches can start for many reasons including prescription drug side effects.

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GPs making too many drug errors

2nd May 2012

GMC review says GPs are "making too many mistakes" when prescribing drugs.

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US sees sharp rise in opiate babies

1st May 2012

A medical study has found babies born in the US with symptoms of opiate withdrawal has risen threefold in the 10 years up to 2009.

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Up to a third of birth defects linked to prescribed drugs

30th April 2012

A review suggests up to a third of birth defects could be down to drugs prescribed to mum.

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Prescription drugs named in Whitney Houston's death

13th April 2012

It has been officially confirmed that prescrition drugs played a part in the death of Whitney Houston.

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California doctor on trial for murder

5th March 2012

The osteopath is being held responsible for the deaths of three of her patients in prescription drug overdoses.

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