Drug information leaflets are ‘impenetrable’ and ‘unreadable’: Medicine pamphlets must be improved so patients can understand them, report claims

Drug information leaflets must be improved so they can be more easily read and understood, a report claims. The Academy of Medical Sciences has called for the pamphlets that come in medicine boxes to be made clearer to ensure ‘comprehension and readability’ for patients. Drug leaflets should also include information on the benefits of takingRead More

Drug Information Centre Will Reduce Rate of Abuse–Official

  Ibadan, June 21, 2017 (NAN) Prof. Temitope Alonge, Chief Medical Director of University College Hospital(UCH), Ibadan says the hospital has concluded plan to open a Drug Information Centre (DIC) to reduce rate of drug abuse. Alonge made this known in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Ibadan on Wednesday. AccordingRead More

Drug companies reveal info on gifts to doctors

  Several big-name drug companies in Canada have begun listing how much money they pay out to doctors, hospitals and health care groups, amid concerns that patients have been kept in the dark about the financial ties between their physicians and the pharmaceutical industry. Ten large drug companies are releasing information on their websites, listingRead More

Competition Commission gets facts wrong about drug companies

The Competition Commission is investigating Pfizer for charging excessive prices for a lung cancer drug in SA. On Tuesday‚ the commission stated it was investigating three pharmaceutical companies for “excessive prices” for cancer drugs. But the commission made several mistakes‚ including getting the name of Pfizer’s drug wrong. The commission did not note that allRead More

Could this new drug give you a real sun tan?

Scientists say they have discovered a drug that could give you a real sun tan without even stepping outside. The drug gets the body to create melanin the pigment which is the body’s natural protection against ultraviolet rays in sunlight. But the experts at Massachusetts General Hospital in the USA say their findings is notRead More