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From February 1, 2018 all products that contain codeine will only be available for sale in pharmacies with a prescription. This means you won’t be able to buy brands like Nurofen Plus, Panadeine or Panadeine Extra over the counter at your local pharmacy without a prescription from your doctor.

Three claims have been used to justify pulling codeine from sale without a prescription - and they're all wrong

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Echinacea is not a homeopathic remedy. Neither are essential oils, neti pots or visits to the chiropractor. If you have a vague sense that homeopathy is outside the mainstream and that I'm about to pooh-pooh it, you're right, but the weirdness goes farther than most people realise.

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We're not encouraging anyone to do drugs, but we're also not going to pretend that our readers don't do any. If you do and have to, say, take a drug test for a job, it may be helpful to know how long certain drugs stay in the places they're most likely to check: your urine, blood and hair follicles.

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The drugs used in lethal injections were not designed to kill people, and they are on the market today because of their use in medicine. Pharma companies don't allow them to be used for executions, but Arkansas got their hands on some anyway. Here's what the three drugs in the US state's lethal injection cocktail actually do.

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New drugs are the ones you hear about most. Drug companies can charge more for brand-new drugs before generics horn in on the territory, so it pays to advertise them and to fund studies that get doctors thinking about how great they are. Older drugs don't get as much press.

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Marijuana. Pot. Hashish. Grass. Reefer. Mary Jane. The Cannabis plant goes by many different names - and there are almost as many different strains available, each with their own unique psychoactive effects on the human brain. Curious? This infographic delivers the straight dope.

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Supplements aren't regulated like drugs. Their makers don't have to prove that they're safe or effective. Let's talk about some of the pitfalls of using supplements, and how you can improve your chances of getting a pill that does what it's supposed to.

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Dear Lifehacker, The Australian Government recently passed a bill to give licence for cultivation of Medical Marijuana in NSW. I would like to know the licencing formalities, application process and other related details. I look forward to hearing from you.

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Imagine a pill you can take to speed up your thought processes, boost your memory and make you more productive. If it sounds like the ultimate life hack, you're not alone. There are pills that promise that out there, but whether they work is complicated. Here are the most popular cognitive enhancers available, and what science actually says about them.

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From the headlines, prescription painkillers sound pretty scary. Some of the people who take them switch to heroin, and some die of overdoses. The problem is so bad that the US FDA has mandated black-box warning labels about the risk of abuse. But at the same time, these drugs are common and useful tools to manage pain.