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A nation of pill poppers: NHS dishes out more prescriptions than EVER before

NHS prescriptions for antidepressants DOUBLE in a decade as official figures reveal doctors are dishing out more drugs than ever Prescribing figures show the NHS cut its bill by more than £300m in 2018  Prescriptions for certain statins and antidepressants have rocketed in 10 years  High blood pressure and cholesterol cause huge numbers of prescriptions  By… Read More »

A High-Tech Pill to End Drug Injections

Here was the challenge for bioengineers: Find a way to for patients to take drugs — like insulin or monoclonal antibodies used to treat cancers and other diseases — without injections. The medicines are made of molecules too big to be absorbed through the stomach or intestines; in any event, the drugs would be quickly… Read More »