Retailer has recalled more medicines as a precaution after a possible manufacturing fault was identified
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Tuesday 04 January 2011
NHS patients are being prescribed too many drugs with detrimental effects on their health and the loss of millions of pounds from the health budget, the head of Britain's drug safety regulator has said.
Wednesday 22 December 2010
Not a happy chemist?
Sunday 19 December 2010
Boots is to expand its drive-through pharmacy format following a successful trial in Colchester.
Friday 17 December 2010
Though he wrote much else of great interest, by far the best-known work by Thomas De Quincey (1785-1857) is Confessions of an English Opium Eater. The book that made his name when published in 1822 retains its potency due to both his accessible prose and its subject matter, so relevant in our own intoxicated era.
Thursday 16 December 2010
All illicit substances, including heroin and cocaine, should be legalised, according to a former drugs minister who will today become the most senior politician to push for a dramatic change in the strategy for tackling Britain's drug problems.
Friday 10 December 2010
Saturday 27 November 2010
In the second part of our bumper gift guide, Eliisa Makin picks out the perfect fashion and beauty presents for all the family.
Tuesday 16 November 2010
Supermarket giant Asda today announced plans to create more than 7,500 jobs in the UK next year.
Monday 01 November 2010
A scheme launched today to allow girls as young as 13 to receive the contraceptive pill without their parents' knowledge has been defended by the NHS primary care trust running the service.
Saturday 30 October 2010
One of the good things about getting old – though I won't be getting a free bus pass for decades – is that you can compare how things used to be and how they are now, and one of the most pleasing developments has been a revolution in customer service.
Saturday 16 October 2010
The largest retail chemist in the US has agreed to pay a record civil fine after the government said its shops had served as a key link in drug trafficking chains in California and possibly elsewhere by selling uncontrolled quantities of a key ingredient in methamphetamine.
Saturday 16 October 2010
The name "codeine" comes from the Greek word kodeia, meaning "poppy head". It has been traditionally prepared from the opium poppy for many centuries and it was first isolated as a discrete chemical compound in 1832 by the French chemist and pharmacist Pierre Robiquet.
Friday 15 October 2010
Outlook Jérôme Kerviel must be choking on his croissants this morning. While he's facing a lengthy jail term for his rogue trading at SocGen, the boys who nearly bust UBS, once the pride of Switzerland's financial services industry, are getting off scot-free.
Tuesday 05 October 2010
Alliance Boots is to shed 900 non-store-based jobs in the UK over the next three years. The chemist and pharmaceuticals wholesaler, which owns Boots, said the cuts would slash its annual operating costs by about £56m by 2013-14.
Monday 27 September 2010
Jean Samuel lived through and survived some of the very worst tortures of the Nazi Holocaust.
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