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  1. 5 popular questions about CBD answered

    With CBD being a relatively new introduction into the world of nutritional supplements, it’s only natural to have questions about it – especially when it’s so closely tied to the class B drug, cannabis. We first saw the supplement hit our shelves at the beginning of 2018, and has since gained popularity in health shops, vape stores and online in...
  2. Weight Loss Injections and Influencers – Can You Trust What You See on the ‘gram?

    So many different types of products, events and companies are promoted online by influencers – including weight loss injections. However, with events such as the Fyre Festival scandal, it’s easy to be sceptical of what you see online – and rightly so. Recently, some influencers were caught out, agreeing to advertise a drink that contained cyanide to their followers without...
  3. What is Norovirus and How Do you Avoid it?

    What is Norovirus and How Do you Avoid it?
    What is Norovirus? Norovirus is also known as the winter vomiting bug. However, there isn’t just one virus that can cause it. Norovirus is the name given to a group of viruses that can cause gastroenteritis – also known as sickness and diarrhoea. It’s one of the most common stomach bugs in the UK, and is estimated to affect 600,000...
  4. Mental Health Statistics UK 2019

    Mental Health Statistics UK 2019
    Every day in the UK, 266 people search online for how to commit suicide.  More Google searches for ‘help for anxiety’ are made between midnight and 2 am than at any other time of day.  NHS services in Devon and Derby each prescribe more antidepressants than any other part of the UK.  Twice as many searches for the term ‘I am...
  5. Gender Diversity in STEM: The State of Pharmaceutical Leadership

    Gender Diversity in STEM: The State of Pharmaceutical Leadership
    • The pharmaceutical industry (big pharma) is consistently making headlines for better or worse, and we decided to find out a little bit more. Last year, Assured Pharmacy took a look at the landscape of the pharmaceutical industry based on the 10 biggest players in the game with some interesting results. This year, with no update in sight we...
  6. Can you take Viagra if you don’t have ED?

    Can you take Viagra if you don’t have ED?
      The use of Viagra has moved on from being a godsend treatment for older men suffering from erectile dysfunction, today there is a culture of young men taking Viagra recreationally in the hopes of having better sexual experiences or avoiding any embarrassing mishaps in the bedroom (i.e the fear of not being able to get it up). But is...
  7. How to Tell if You Need Flu Treatment

    How to Tell if You Need Flu Treatment
      Nobody enjoys being ill, especially during the winter when it can be a struggle to get warm at the best of times.  Most of the time, a scratchy throat and blocked nose can be explained by the common cold virus, and you should be back to normal within a week. However, there are times that it can be difficult...
  8. The Flu Jab – Why You Should Have it This Winter

    The Flu Jab – Why You Should Have it This Winter
    Winter is only just around the corner, and it’s the season for cold weather, festivities, and wrapping up warm. But before you start getting cosy and turning up the thermostat at home, there’s something else you should think about first. Winter is also the season that flu is rife. The common viruses spread easy in cold temperatures, and flu season...
  9. What happens if you stop taking finasteride for hair loss?

    What happens if you stop taking finasteride for hair loss?
      Finasteride for hair loss is taken to restore lost hair, to give you a fuller, more lustrous look. It’s taken long term to retain this regrowth, but what happens if you stop taking this drug, will your hair remain the same?  Not quite, finasteride is the type of medicine that works for as long as it is taken, and...
  10. What Will Happen to Your Medicines Post-Brexit?

    What Will Happen to Your Medicines Post-Brexit?
      Brexit has been looming for a while now but the pressure has increased in recent weeks as we approach the deadline and concerns over the supply of medicine rise. A report was released recently detailing what could happen in the event of a no-deal Brexit. The Yellowhammer report suggests there could be disruptions to the supply of medicine...

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