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Scotland’s drug deaths set to top 1,000

New figures released later are expected to show that more than 1,000 people died as a result of drugs in Scotland last year. Scotland already has the worst record for reported drug deaths in Europe but the latest figures will show another steep rise. Last week, Scottish Public Health Minister Joe Fitzpatrick said the level… Read More »

Dr Miriam Stoppard: Wonder diabetes drug could be key to treating heart failure

Many drug discoveries happen almost by accident, or accidental observation. Think penicillin and insulin. And now the first drug that was found to prolong the survival of people with Type 2 diabetes may also be able to treat heart failure. It has a stimulating action on the tired heart muscle making it function more efficiently… Read More »