FDA approves 'trackable' pill

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US regulators have approved the first pill that can be digitally tracked through the body. The Abilify MyCite aripiprazole tablets – for treating schizophrenia and manic episodes – have an... Read More

Boots staff 'harassed' by morning-after pill campaigners

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Boots has accused a pregnancy charity of encouraging the “harassment” of its senior employees in a dispute over the cost of its morning-after pills. Lawyers for Boots said the British... Read More

Boots apologises for morning-after pill response

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Media playback is unsupported on your device Boots has said it is “truly sorry” for its response to calls to cut the cost of one of its morning-after pills. The... Read More

Boots faces morning-after pill cost row

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Boots has been accused of refusing to cut the cost of one of its morning-after pills for fear of criticism from campaigners. The British Pregnancy Advisory Service (BPAS), which provides... Read More

Alanis Morissette: Jagged Little Pill – the musical!

Alanis Morissette: Jagged Little Pill – the musical!

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[unable to retrieve full-text content] Can’t imagine what the libretto for a show based on the singer’s seminal 1995 album might be like? Wonder no more Twenty-two years after its... Read More

Healthy women should take breast cancer pill, says NICE

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Hundreds of thousands of healthy women should take pills to cut their risk of breast cancer, says NHS watchdog NICE. The draft guidelines for England say women predisposed to breast... Read More

St John's Wort 'stops emergency contraceptive pill working'

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Women taking an emergency contraceptive pill containing levonorgestrel are being advised to check the ingredients of other medicines they are taking because they could stop the pill working. The Medicines... Read More

Asthma pill 'promising' for people with severe symptoms

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An experimental pill could help adults with severe asthma, an early study in the Lancet Respiratory Medicine journal suggests. In the small trial, patients who were given the drug, known... Read More

First 3D-printed pill approved in US

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First 3D-printed pill approved by US authorities 4 August 2015 From the section Technology 3D-printed pills could pave way for bespoke medicines for individual patients In a world first, the... Read More

Diabetes pill 'hope for Parkinson's'

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Parkinson’s: Diabetes drug may offer clue to treatment By Smitha Mundasad Health reporter 22 July 2015 From the section Health A type of diabetes drug may offer a glimmer of... Read More