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Mark Parisi participates in medical trials that can pay five figure sums

'Concealed' drug trial data putting lives at risk

Patients' lives are being put at risk and public money wasted on ineffective medicines because researchers are concealing the results of clinical trials amid a "culture of haphazard publication and incomplete data disclosure".

AstraZeneca reveals drug pipeline blow

Drugs giant AstraZeneca today warned profits would be at the lower end of its expectations after suffering setbacks in its efforts to produce new blockbuster treatments.

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And now it's being served up over here. Gerard Gilbert reports

DVD: Holy Rollers (15)

Holy Rollers is a typical smart-kid-gets-sucked-into-crime drama. Only, rather than a smart-talking Italian teen or a Cuban refugee, Jesse Eisenberg's Samuel is a Hasidic Jew from Brooklyn.

Video: Muscular dystrophy drug hope

Claire Bousanquet says a new drug helped her two sons Jack and Tom, who suffer from Duchenne muscular dystrophy, become more mobile.

Video: War on drugs 'not working'

The Global Commission on Drug Policy has said the war on drugs has "failed", recommending that leaders decriminalise drug possession.

Government 'took too long to ban drug'

The Government's advisers admit they took too long to ban mephedrone, allowing dealers to build up a stash of the drugs.

The creator of The Wire weighs in on his star’s drug arrest

"First of all, Felicia’s entitled to the presumption of innocence."

'Legal highs' chosen over street cocaine

Young adults are turning to so-called legal highs as they seek alternatives to poor-quality cocaine on the streets, a report has found.

Tim Sturtridge: Sex and drugs and Peñarol

A nation home to a million less people than Scotland is preparing to gain passage to their fifth World Cup semi-final. All that stands in the way is the entire continent of Africa.

Mephedrone ban set to come into force



The party drug mephedrone will become illegal from Friday, the Home Office said.

Ministers set to support mephedrone ban

The Government's drugs advisers could recommend a ban on mephedrone within weeks following the deaths of two teenagers believed to have taken the drug.

Amol Rajan: A proposal to Iain Dale in relation to drugs

I have a lot of respect for Iain Dale who, apart from being a very decent and industrious bloke, is probably as close to a revolutionary as a conservative is allowed to be without venturing into the realm of apostasy.

The 50 Best Food Websites

Where should you go to find the finest supplies and recipes online? Kate Watson-Smyth grills Jamie Oliver and his fellow foodies

The Ten Best Food Mixers

Rustle up something scrumptious with one of these wonderful food mixers.

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