Home > Medical > Meds and you > News News All sections in Meds and You » Antibiotics » Generics » Inside the Lab » Medication » News » Using Medicines Can sick kids benefit from dagga? Marijuana can help children with chemo-linked nausea and epilepsy, but there's not enough evidence that it has a positive effect on any other medical conditions. Doctors at fault for prescribing epilepsy drugs for pain Designed to treat epilepsy, these 'opioid alternatives' only dampen certain types of pain, and potentially have serious side effects. Stop eating grapefruit if you take any of these meds Do you love the bittersweet taste of a freshly-cut grapefruit for breakfast? Just be careful that it doesn't interfere with you medication. Test Using the wrong pills? » Quiz Addicted to pills? » Original vs generic medicine Brand-name vs generics Thousands of Gauteng patients not receiving correct meds The Gauteng Health Department blames poor supplier performance on non-adherence to contractual lead times and erratic ordering by institutions. First drug for rare disorder tardive dyskinesia approved Tardive dyskinesia is characterised by repetitive involuntary movements, usually of the jaw, lips and tongue. Danish government launches medical cannabis programme Patients suffering from multiple sclerosis, paraplegia, chronic pain and chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting could become eligible for a four-year trial cannabis programme. Doctors still better at diagnosis than computers According to a study, doctors were twice as likely to get the right diagnosis on the first try as a number of symptom-checking computer programmes. Actemra approved for giant cell arteritis This drug has been approved to treat adults who suffer from a type of inflammation of the blood vessels. Poor prescription practices across Africa put patients at risk Irrational prescriptions are a major global health problem. The World Health Organisation estimates that more than half of all medicines are inappropriately prescribed, dispensed or sold. Doctors' political views may affect patient care When it comes to advice about firearm safety, or reacting to a patient's prior abortions, a survey found significant differences between Democratic and Republican doctors. load more articles advertisement From our sponsors Discover treatments that can help reduce acne Dementia and Incontinence: what you need to know Fill in our quick and easy survey and stand a chance of winning a R2000 voucher! What can I do to reduce or remove acne marks?