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Blockchain in healthcare: medical cannabis prescription service

Blockchain in healthcare: medical cannabis prescription service

German start-up, MedPayRx, is piloting blockchain in healthcare, with a digital prescription service that bills products, such as medical cannabis, in the form of...
Clostridium difficile infection may be increased by painkillers

Clostridium difficile infection may be increased by painkillers

People treated with antibiotics are at heightened risk of having clostridium difficile infection as those drugs disturb the microbial balance of the gut. Clostridium difficile...
The global alliance of Tilray and Novartis – revolutionising medicinal cannabis

The global alliance of Tilray and Novartis – revolutionising medicinal cannabis

An evolution of the existing alliance between Tilray and Novartis Group is set to increase availability of high-quality medicinal cannabis across the world. Tilray Canada...
Universal meningitis vaccination is not cost-effective for all

Universal meningitis vaccination is not cost-effective for all

According to Johns Hopkins Medicine, providing universal meningitis vaccination against infection may be too costly to justify cases it would prevent. Meningitis vaccination is highly...
Motor neuron disease symptoms may be relieved by cannabis sativa plant

Motor neuron disease symptoms may be relieved by cannabis sativa plant

An oral spray containing two compounds derived from the cannabis sativa plant reduces spasticity in patients experiencing motor neuron disease symptoms. Researchers from San Raffaele...
We need to focus more on antidepressant withdrawal relief

We need to focus more on antidepressant withdrawal relief

Researchers analyse data that can guide antidepressant discontinuation and enable an individual to experience some form of antidepressant withdrawal relief. There has been a significant...
Inaccuracy in electronic prescribing is warned

Inaccuracy in electronic prescribing is warned

Researchers caution warning when using electronic prescribing, as errors are likely to occur in medical record systems. Electronic prescribing is becoming increasingly common across the...
Opioid-related social isolation could be solved by activating parts of the brain

Opioid-related social isolation could be solved by activating parts of the brain

Opioid-related social isolation is one of the most challenging aspects of the US opioid crisis, however researchers may have cracked the code to help...
EU drug packaging deadline may be missed in event of a no-deal Brexit

EU drug packaging deadline may be missed in event of a no-deal Brexit

Many EU and US pharma companies are unaware that if a no-deal Brexit is reached, they will need to meet a crucial EU drug...
Can a biosynthetic pathway be a new route to antibiotic use?

Can a biosynthetic pathway be a new route to antibiotic use?

Scientists have discovered a new route to antibiotic use, exploiting a chemical process and gene editing, also known as a biosynthetic pathway. Researchers from The...
Concomitant use of benzodiazepine drugs common amongst AD patients

Concomitant use of benzodiazepine drugs common amongst AD patients

The most commonly concomitant use amongst AD patients was benzodiazepine drugs and a weak opioid – where one in five people with Alzheimer’s disease...
According to NYU School of Medicine, men and women identifying as lesbian, gay, or bisexual are at a higher risk of opioid misuse compared with those who identify as heterosexual.

Levels of opioid misuse may be dependent on sexual orientation

According to NYU School of Medicine, men and women identifying as lesbian, gay, or bisexual are at a higher risk of opioid misuse compared...

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