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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.

Fancy a Peruvian? The Andean country's cuisine is the ultimate fusion food...

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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Homeless Veterans appeal: 'You look for someone who's an inspiration and try to be like them'

Homeless Veterans appeal

In 2010, Sgt Gary Jamieson stepped on an IED in Afghanistan and lost his legs and an arm. He reveals what, and who, helped him to make a remarkable recovery
Could cannabis oil reverse the effects of cancer?

Could cannabis oil reverse effects of cancer?

As a film following six patients receiving the controversial treatment is released, Kate Hilpern uncovers a very slippery issue
The Interview movie review: You can't see Seth Rogen and James Franco's Kim Jong Un assassination film, but you can read about it here

The Interview movie review

You can't see Seth Rogen and James Franco's Kim Jong Un assassination film, but you can read about it here
Serial mania has propelled podcasts into the cultural mainstream

How podcasts became mainstream

People have consumed gripping armchair investigation Serial with a relish typically reserved for box-set binges
Jesus Christ has become an unlikely pin-up for hipster marketing companies

Jesus Christ has become an unlikely pin-up

Kevin Lee Light, aka "Jesus", is the newest client of creative agency Mother while rival agency Anomaly has launched Sexy Jesus, depicting the Messiah in a series of Athena-style poses
Rosetta space mission voted most important scientific breakthrough of 2014

A memorable year for science – if not for mice

The most important scientific breakthroughs of 2014
Christmas cocktails to make you merry: From eggnog to Brown Betty and Rum Bumpo

Christmas cocktails to make you merry

Mulled wine is an essential seasonal treat. But now drinkers are rediscovering other traditional festive tipples. Angela Clutton raises a glass to Christmas cocktails
5 best activity trackers

Fitness technology: 5 best activity trackers

Up the ante in your regimen and change the habits of a lifetime with this wearable tech
Paul Scholes column: It's a little-known fact, but I have played one of the seven dwarves

Paul Scholes column

It's a little-known fact, but I have played one of the seven dwarves
Fifa's travelling circus once again steals limelight from real stars

Fifa's travelling circus once again steals limelight from real stars

Club World Cup kicked into the long grass by the continued farce surrounding Blatter, Garcia, Russia and Qatar
Frank Warren column: 2014 – boxing is back and winning new fans

Frank Warren: Boxing is back and winning new fans

2014 proves it's now one of sport's biggest hitters again
Jeb Bush vs Hillary Clinton: The power dynamics of the two first families

Jeb Bush vs Hillary Clinton

Karen Tumulty explores the power dynamics of the two first families
Stockholm is rivalling Silicon Valley with a hotbed of technology start-ups

Stockholm is rivalling Silicon Valley

The Swedish capital is home to two of the most popular video games in the world, as well as thousands of technology start-ups worth hundreds of millions of pounds – and it's all happened since 2009
Did Japanese workers really get their symbols mixed up and display Santa on a crucifix?

Crucified Santa: Urban myth refuses to die

The story goes that Japanese store workers created a life-size effigy of a smiling "Father Kurisumasu" attached to a facsimile of Our Lord's final instrument of torture
Jennifer Saunders and Kate Moss join David Walliams on set for TV adaptation of The Boy in the Dress

The Boy in the Dress: On set with the stars

Walliams' story about a boy who goes to school in a dress will be shown this Christmas