Home > Medical > Meds and you > News News All sections in Meds and You » Antibiotics » Generics » Inside the Lab » Medication » News » Using Medicines Counterfeit medicine threatens Africa About 30 percent of all medicines sold in Africa are counterfeit. Antibiotic for pneumonia ups heart attack risk Azithromycin lowers pneumonia death risk in older patients, but slightly increases heart attack risk. FDA approves new anti-clotting drug for heart patients The FDA has approved a new type of anti-clotting medication, designed to lower the chances of heart attack, stroke and cardiovascular death. Ask Addictions Expert » Test Using the wrong pills? » Quiz Addicted to pills? » Join Body Talk » Medical history Medicines that changed history Poor online info on self-injurious behaviour Many teens and young adults engage in self-injurious behaviours, but the help that they find online is often incorrect or misleading. US doctors favour legalisation of medical marijuana More doctors than consumers support the legalisation of medical marijuana. Support for medical marijuana is highest among oncologists. US fears for patents on next-generation drugs in India The US is concerned about Indian authorities considering allowing local firms to make new varieties of cheap generic drugs that are still on patent. Nehawu calls for state-owned drug company A state-owned pharmaceutical company would be the best way to keep the costs of medication down, Nehawu said on Monday. FDA approves drug to treat painkiller overdose Evzio is a hand-held auto injector that delivers a single dose of the drug naloxone which can be used to treat an overdose of narcotic painkillers and heroin. 'Love hormone' a potential treatment for anorexia Research by British and Korean scientists indicates that the brain chemical oxytocin may be used as a treatment for people who suffer from anorexia nervosa. Caffeine intake in children raises concern Nearly 3 out of 4 US children and young adults consume at least some caffeine, mostly from soda, tea and coffee. load more articles advertisement From our sponsors A number of good reasons why saving the tooth is a better option Breakfast like a King Alzheimer’s disease – incurable but preventable Cancer is a word that strikes fear into the hearts of many.