From 2021, Australians will no longer be able to buy nicotine-containing e-fluids, without both a prescription and someone licensed to import it for them, raising fears many will go back to smoking.
Weaker regulatory standards in the US can impact health everywhere.
Intuitively, it might seem desirable to speed up access to medicines. But this means more drugs will be approved that may subsequently prove unsafe or ineffective.
Rats are commonly used in animal testing.
Why are animals still being used in drug development and what are the alternatives that could end their use altogether?
The thalidomide tragedy provided important lessons about how drugs can impact on fetal organ development.
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The thalidomide tragedy changed how medicines are viewed during pregnancy – not only by pregnant women, but also the wider community.
Events disturbingly similar to the thalidomide tragedy continue to occur.
Tighter regulations of medicines and devices have prevented countless deaths and disabilities. But regulation can't always protect us from harm.
Melbourne thalidomider Lyn Rowe (right) won her legal case for compensation in 2012, at age 50.
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Thalidomide caused thousands of spontaneous abortions and left more than 10,000 children severely disabled. What guarantee is there that the same thing can’t occur again today?
Combination drugs are considered an innovation of India's medicines industry but they are not as safe as they should be.
Pills ok during pregnancy? We can’t know if we don’t study them.
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