Home > Medical > Meds and you > News News All sections in Meds and You » Antibiotics » Generics » Inside the Lab » Medication » News » Using Medicines Capetonians stock up on tummy drugs amid #DayZero diarrhoea fears As people are preparing for #DayZero, pharmacies are seeing a spike in the sale of gastro-related OTC meds. In some cases stocks are running low. 7 of the most expensive medical treatments in the world The ever-increasing prices of specialised treatments like gene-targeting therapies are raising concerns about the affordability of medicines and healthcare all over the world. Would you allow your doctor to give dagga to your sick child? There is substantial evidence of the benefits of dagga in the treatment of diseases such as cancer. But how would you feel about cannabis as a treatment for your child? Test Using the wrong pills? » Quiz Addicted to pills? » Original vs generic medicine Brand-name vs generics Travelling? Sort out your meds before you leave When travelling, make sure you don't run out of prescription medications. Also consider the climate at your destination and pack appropriate seasonal items like allergy drugs. 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. 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. 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. A digital pill can tell if you're taking your meds A new system will enable doctors to track how many pills their patients actually take, as opposed to the number of pills they are given. 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. 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. load more articles advertisement From our sponsors Managing diabetes in the workplace Back-to-school with diabetes Discover treatments that can help reduce acne What can I do to reduce or remove acne marks?