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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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Isis hostage crisis: The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power

Isis hostage crisis

The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power, says Robert Fisk
Missing salvage expert who found $50m of sunken treasure before disappearing, tracked down at last

The runaway buccaneers and the ship full of gold

Salvage expert Tommy Thompson found sunken treasure worth millions. Then he vanished... until now
Homeless Veterans appeal: ‘If you’re hard on the world you are hard on yourself’

Homeless Veterans appeal: ‘If you’re hard on the world you are hard on yourself’

Maverick artist Grayson Perry backs our campaign
Assisted Dying Bill: I want to be able to decide about my own death - I want to have control of my life

Assisted Dying Bill: 'I want control of my life'

This week the Assisted Dying Bill is debated in the Lords. Virginia Ironside, who has already made plans for her own self-deliverance, argues that it's time we allowed people a humane, compassionate death
Move over, kale - cabbage is the new rising star

Cabbage is king again

Sophie Morris banishes thoughts of soggy school dinners and turns over a new leaf
11 best winter skin treats

Give your moisturiser a helping hand: 11 best winter skin treats

Get an extra boost of nourishment from one of these hard-working products
Paul Scholes column: The more Jose Mourinho attempts to influence match officials, the more they are likely to ignore him

Paul Scholes column

The more Jose Mourinho attempts to influence match officials, the more they are likely to ignore him
Frank Warren column: No cigar, but pots of money: here come the Cubans

Frank Warren's Ringside

No cigar, but pots of money: here come the Cubans
Isis hostage crisis: Militant group stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

Isis stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

The jihadis are being squeezed militarily and economically, but there is no sign of an implosion, says Patrick Cockburn
Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action

Virtual reality: Seeing is believing

Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action
Homeless Veterans appeal: MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’

Homeless Veterans appeal

MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’ to help
Larry David, Steve Coogan and other comedians share stories of depression in new documentary

Comedians share stories of depression

The director of the new documentary, Kevin Pollak, tells Jessica Barrett how he got them to talk
Has The Archers lost the plot with it's spicy storylines?

Has The Archers lost the plot?

A growing number of listeners are voicing their discontent over the rural soap's spicy storylines; so loudly that even the BBC's director-general seems worried, says Simon Kelner
English Heritage adds 14 post-war office buildings to its protected lists

14 office buildings added to protected lists

Christopher Beanland explores the underrated appeal of these palaces of pen-pushing
Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Scientists unearthed the cranial fragments from Manot Cave in West Galilee