A commonly used painkiller might be too risky for people to keep taking, suggests a new study published this week in the BMJ. It found that people who use diclofenac, a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID), are more likely to come down with cardiovascular disease than people who take other NSAIDs or acetaminophen.
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The first time I had a weed brownie, I ate way too much. Someone told me to just have half, and, like the idiot novice I was, I stuffed the entire thing in my mouth. It kicked in an hour or so later, when I found myself running through a Brooklyn park thinking I was being chased by evil fairies. Then, I went home, considered calling 911, made my roommate babysit me instead, spilled water in my bed and spent the whole night dreaming I was on a boat. I was fine in the morning.
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As of yesterday, codeine-containing medicines that were once freely available over-the-counter now require a prescription, thanks to new regulations introduced by the Therapeutic Goods Administration.
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
Using any kind of drug comes with some inherent risks, but there's no denying some drugs are safer than others. According to this year's Global Drug Survey, munching on magic mushrooms is one of the safest ways to trip.
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.
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.
Video: If you want to get rid of a cough, it's natural to reach for something labelled "cough medicine". But the ingredients in cough medicines probably don't work as well as you think they do. This video explains the sad situation.
Tales of poppy seed-covered foods being the cause of failed drug tests is a classic urban legend that's been floating around since a certain episode of Seinfeld. While there may be some truth behind the myth, poppy seeds aren't likely to ruin your drug test anymore.
With more people smoking pot than ever and medical marijuana now legal in Australia, it’s important to know the potential dangers. If you were an extremely heavy user, would it be possible to ingest a lethal dose?