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Retailer has recalled more medicines as a precaution after a possible manufacturing fault was identified

'I saw Israeli bulldozer kill Rachel Corrie'

Briton tells court of the moment he saw American activist fall as she tried to defend Palestinian homes

Pharmacist refused to issue pill on religious grounds

A pharmaceuticals company launched an investigation today after a woman was refused the contraceptive pill because it was against the pharmacist's religion to give it to her.

A century of distinction: 100 women who changed the world

On the eve of the 100th of International Women's Day, the <i>IoS</i> brings you its guide to the 100 British women who, arguably, have done most to shape the world we live in today

Homeopathy: Tinctures or a trick of the mind?

This week, a Commons committee declared that the NHS should stop funding homeopathy, describing its remedies as no better than a placebo. Jeremy Laurance hears what the patients think

Sir Allen McClay: Philanthropist and entrepreneur whose Ulster pharmacy company thrived throughout the Troubles

Sir Allen McClay liked to describe himself as "one of the world's worst pharmacists", yet the world-leading pharmaceutical and biotech companies he created made him the most successful businessman Northern Ireland has yet produced and the most significant philanthropist the province has known.

DVD: Nurse Jackie (15)

Part Florence Nightingale, part Nurse Ratched, Nurse Jackie is a bundle of contradictions in pale blue scrubs.

Last Night's Television - Nurse Jackie, BBC2; Married Single Other, ITV1

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No more NHS funding for homeopathic medicine say MPs

The National Health Service should stop funding homeopathy, a Commons committee said today.

Salt-N-Pepa - Let's talk about a comeback

Nineties rap megastars Salt-N-Pepa are playing their first UK show in over a decade. Dan Hancox explains why feisty female hip-hop performers from Lauryn Hill to Missy Elliot and Beyoncé are very much in their debt

Patients' drugs 'were exported for profit'

Trust sold millions of pounds' worth of medicine intended for NHS use

Action urged to tackle drug shortages

Urgent action is needed to stem shortages of some medicines in the UK as drug wholesalers look to export stocks to profit from the weak pound, it has been warned.

Letters: Homeopathy

Homeopathy can offer GPs a cheap and useful fudge

Dominic Lawson: How can the state justify supporting homeopathy?

It's terrifying what chemists recommend when asked for 'a natural remedy'

Mass 'overdose' staged in homeopathic protest

Protesters today staged a mass "overdose" of homeopathic remedies in a bid to prove that the medicines are worthless.

Alliance Boots wants to end final salary pension

Alliance Boots, the chemist-chain owned by US private equity firm KKR, opened talks with employees yesterday over plans to scrap the company’s final salary pension scheme. The announcement comes just a fortnight after chief executive Andy Hornby thanked staff for a “fantastic effort” during 2009.

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Wife of President Robert Mugabe appears to have her sights set on succeeding her husband
The model of a gadget launch: Cultivate an atmosphere of mystery and excitement to sell stuff people didn't realise they needed

The model for a gadget launch

Cultivate an atmosphere of mystery and excitement to sell stuff people didn't realise they needed
Alice Roberts: She's done pretty well, for a boffin without a beard

She's done pretty well, for a boffin without a beard

Alice Roberts talks about her new book on evolution - and why her early TV work drew flak from (mostly male) colleagues
Get well soon, Joan Rivers - an inspiration, whether she likes it or not

Get well soon, Joan Rivers

She is awful. But she's also wonderful, not in spite of but because of the fact she's forever saying appalling things, argues Ellen E Jones
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A fresh take on an old foe

Doctor Who Into the Dalek more than compensated for last week's nonsensical offering
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Fashion walks away from the celebrity runway show

As the collections start, fashion editor Alexander Fury finds video and the internet are proving more attractive
Meet the stars of TV's Wolf Hall... and it's not the cast of the Tudor trilogy

Meet the stars of TV's Wolf Hall...

... and it's not the cast of the Tudor trilogy
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Europe's biggest steampunk convention

Jake Wallis Simons discovers how Victorian ray guns and the martial art of biscuit dunking are precisely what the 21st century needs
Don't swallow the tripe – a user's guide to weasel words

Don't swallow the tripe – a user's guide to weasel words

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Daddy, who was Richard Attenborough?

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Kacey Musgraves: Nashville's hottest new star

The singer has two Grammys for her first album under her belt and her celebrity fans include Willie Nelson, Ryan Adams and Katy Perry
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Soldier-poet Brian Turner on his new memoir

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Villa were not surprised that Vlaar was a World Cup star

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Bill Granger's simple Italian salads

Our chef presents his own version of Italian dishes, taking in the flavours and produce that inspired him while he was in the country
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The Last Word: Tumbleweed through deserted stands and suites at Wembley

If supporters begin to close bank accounts, switch broadband suppliers or shun satellite sales, their voices will be heard. It’s time for revolution