Home > Medical > Meds and you > News News All sections in Meds and You » Antibiotics » Generics » Inside the Lab » Medication » News » Using Medicines Paracetamol in pregnancy may harm baby Use of paracetamol (the active ingredient in Panado) by pregnant women may put their children at raised risk for developmental problems, according to a new study. By Olivia Rose-Innes Stop handing out patents – TAC Several activist groups have handed over a submission to the Department of Trade and Industry that could lead to affordable medicine. Getting rid of expired medicines On National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day Americans can get rid of any expired or unused prescription medicines safely and quickly at specified sites. Ask Addictions Expert » Test Using the wrong pills? » Quiz Addicted to pills? » Join Body Talk » Medical history Medicines that changed history FDA urges tighter controls on painkillers The US Food and Drug Administration has recommended tighter controls on prescriptions for painkillers that contain the powerful narcotic hydrocodone. SA to control misuse of codeine Patients will be required to produce IDs to purchase some common over the counter medicines from 2014. Blood clots are killers - study A study released in Berlin says blood clots obstructing blood flow in deep veins or in the lungs kill a person every 37 seconds in the West. New dispensing fees to boost generic sales The newly proposed pharmacy dispensing fee structure by the Department of Health is likely to increase generic sales. Alternating antibiotics could combat resistance Researchers argue that by alternating certain antibiotics doctors can stay one step ahead of bacteria and continuously avoid resistance. Accelerated development of new antibiotics Scientists have found a quicker way to analyse chemicals with bacteria-killing abilities, and they hope this will speed up the development of new antibiotics. load more articles advertisement From our sponsors Your retirement - a healthy mindset So many people, why so alone? You can still enjoy the sweet things in life Take the sugar test, it could save your life.