Belgium is to provide iodine pills to its entire population to protect it against radioactivity in case of a nuclear accident.
A total of 172 "suicide tourists" travelled to Switzerland in 2012, to die with medical assistance -- a practice prohibited in many countries.
Paracetamol, the first-choice lower-back pain killer, worked no better than dummy drugs administered in a trial of more than 1,600 people suffering from the condition, researchers said
Dubai police have made a record drug seizure of some 4.6 million Captagon pills, an amphetamine-like stimulant, worth more than $31 million (23 million euros), the local press reported Monday.
A contraceptive pill for men has moved one step closer after Australian researchers successfully made male mice infertile.
The US Food and Drug Administration recommended tighter controls Thursday on how doctors prescribe the most commonly used narcotic painkillers, in a bid to stop abuse.
The mood-stabilising drug lithium reduces suicide risk by more than 60 percent among people with depression.
Giving injecting drug users a daily pill against HIV nearly halved their risk of infection by the AIDS virus.
High doses of some commonly used pain drugs like ibuprofen can increase heart attacks, strokes and related deaths by about a third.
An independent panel of experts on Wednesday recommended US approval of a new Merck sleeping pill called suvorexant, but expressed concerns over the highest dosage and risks of drowsy daytime driving.
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