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Pharmacists warn of a 'surge' in shortage of common medicines

Pharmacists say they are struggling to obtain many common medicines including painkillers and anti-depressants. This is leaving patients complaining of delays in getting hold of drugs and pharmacists paying over the odds for common medicines. The BBC has found there has been a big rise in the number of drugs on the “shortage of supply”… Read More »

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Common pain relievers may worsen C. difficile infection

A study finds that certain pain relievers may promote Clostridium difficile infection. The results may help improve the management of the condition and its symptoms. Clostridium difficile infection is relatively common and can be serious. Clostridium difficile, also called C. difficile or C. diff, is a bacterium that causes inflammation of the colon. This health… Read More »

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What common words and phrases really say about medicine

Medicine is currently struggling with the problem of physician burnout and the specter of diminishing wellness. Despite concerted efforts, burnout continues to expand. In light of this, being vigilant for limitations in the current framing of the issue is prudent. Words express the conceptualizations of our world and frame ideas. Such framing is meant to… Read More »

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