Medications

Antibiotic use in Uganda is high

Even before the COVID crisis, excessive use and misuse of lifesaving antibiotics had contributed to the emergence of resistant strains of disease-causing organisms. This has rendered many of the most powerful treatments in ...

Medications

Scientists find link between antibiotics and colon cancer

Scientists from the University of Aberdeen, NHS Grampian and Queen's University Belfast have found that antibiotic use may increase the risk of developing colon cancer, potentially more so among younger people.

Medical economics

The top ten medicines prescribed in Australia in 2020–21

A depression medicine has climbed the list and two antibiotics have dropped in the top 10 prescribed medicines lists of 2020–21. In the December edition of Australian Prescriber, the top 10 list of medicines prescribed ...

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