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How is digital transformation cushioning the blow of pharmacy closures?

There have been 800 pharmacy closures since 2015; here's how digital transformation can help save high street shops.
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A blueprint for the UK Cannabis Industry

Senior Associate David Hardstaff and Partner John Binns of BCL Solicitors LLP, share their views on a blueprint for the UK Cannabis Industry.
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Osteoporosis: An important NCD component of WHO’s vision for healthy ageing

World Health Organization, Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean, describes what we need to know about osteoporosis prevention, management and treatment, an integral component of their vision for healthy ageing.
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Cannabis may offer relief from menopause symptoms

Menopause symptoms, ranging from hot flashes to weight gain, can be eased with cannabis and CBD, research finds.
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Will CBD replace opioids?

America is gripped by opioid addiction and a dangerous opioid epidemic - could CBD be a viable replacement?
Pile of pills, new drug development - Acoustic Cluster Therapy

Increasing blood-brain barrier permeability with Acoustic Cluster Therapy (ACT®) to enhance drug delivery in...

Despite the rising incidence of Central Nervous System diseases worldwide, efficient treatment options for neurological disorders remain scarce. Treatment failures are principally associated with the inability of drugs to pass the highly selective Blood-Brain Barrier rather than a lack of efficacy.

The UK CBD Market: Cannabinoids, Consumers and Confusion

Savage Cabbage Ltd give insight into the UK CBD market, defining the differences in cannabinoid products and their roles in the industry.
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Cannabis legalisation will cost big pharma billions

Cannabis legislation is threatening to reduce pharmaceutical stock value by billions of dollars as more people are predicted to opt for weed over opioids.
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What happens when you legalise cannabis?

Countries all over the world are debating whether to legalise cannabis; but what really happens when the recreational drug is made legal?
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More and more Americans are taking hallucinogenic drugs

Hallucinogenic drug use has increased amongst adults aged 26 and over, with over 5.5 million people using psychedelic substances in 2019.
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Methamphetamine epidemic in rural America drives overdoses

Methamphetamine, commonly referred to as meth, is prevalent in much of rural America and is driving overdoses.
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Betamethasone may improve prostate cancer radiation therapy

Common steroid betamethasone could be used to reduce unwanted side effects of radiation treatments for prostate cancer.
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Financial crime: lessons from big pharma and global policing

John Binns of BCL Solicitors discusses how financial crime can be overcome, with reference to Interpol’s Operation Pangea.
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Benefits of animal vaccination for animals & people

Roxane Feller, Secretary General of AnimalhealthEurope, helps us understand the benefits of animal vaccination for both animals and people.
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Body posture affects oral drug absorption

Although swallowing a pill is the easiest way of administering a drug, research shows that body posture impacts oral drug absorption.
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CBD effective for chronic and severe anxiety

Cannabidiol, more commonly known as CBD, may halve the severity of symptoms and impairment caused by chronic anxiety.
Essential Oils

What are the mental and physical health benefits of essential oils?

Essential oils have been used for centuries for their medicinal properties. However, scientists have only now started studying and exploring the potential benefits of essential oils.
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Roche – biotechnology and in-vitro diagnostics

Roche is a leading provider of in-vitro diagnostics and a global supplier of transformative innovative solutions across major disease areas.
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Depression is not caused by low serotonin levels

Chemical imbalance theory debunked as there is "no convincing evidence" that depression is caused by low serotonin levels.
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Vitamin B6 supplements help reduce anxiety and depression

Taking high-dose vitamin B6 tablets can reduce feelings of anxiety and depression, new research reveals.

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