New restrictions on laxative sales introduced to stop misuse

New restrictions on laxative sales introduced to stop misuse

The measures are to reflect the fact that the medicines should only be used short-term and due to the links between overuse and eating disorders.Dr Sarah Branch, from the MHRA explains "Stimulant laxatives can provide short-term relief to some people with occasional constipation.

Medicinal cannabis: Legalised yet impossible to access

Medicinal cannabis: Legalised yet impossible to access

Drugs available on the NHS are often a source of great controversy and provoke discussion about the affordability of medicines, their effectiveness and the ethics of providing or denying access to particular patient groups.