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NEWS Tamiflu: Flu drug can kill, FDA warns

March 6th 2008 /

Tamiflu, one of the front-line drugs against flu, can kill, a new warning from America's drug regulator, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), has revealed this week

NEWS Avian Flu: More bad news for our greatest hope

May 17th 2007

Anyone here remember avian flu? You know, nasty disease, kills everyone

FEATURE Sleep aid linked to cognitive decline in elderly

December 2001 (Vol. 12 Issue 9)

Among elderly hospitalised patients, diphenhydramine given to aid sleep comes with an increased risk of delirium and other adverse events

FEATURE Reading the fine print

April 2001 (Vol. 12 Issue 1) /

If you ever wonder whether doctors ever read the fine print in their MIMS and other reference books of drug side effects, look no further than the case of Melleril, which was withdrawn in December, following severe restrictions on its license by the Medicines Control Agency

FEATURE Minimising risks of adverse drug interactions

October 1999 (Vol. 10 Issue 7) /

Any drug has the capacity to alter the metabolism or absorption of alcohol (so potentially increasing intoxication), and

NEWS Delirium linked to pain killers

January 1st 1995 /

Delirium common among older people after an operation may in some cases be triggered by the use of the painkillers given later

FEATURE Anesthesia

December 1994 (Vol. 5 Issue 9) /

Q:My wife recently had a severe, near fatal reaction when given Diprivan (propofol) in a routine operation

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