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May 2017

SMI PRESS: OTC pain medications safe for the heart when used according to label instructions

by admin   |   in SMI Press   |   on 11 May 2017

May 10, 2017 OTC pain medications safe for the heart when used according to label instructions Consumer healthcare products industry body, the New Zealand Self-Medication Industry (SMI), says that people who follow the on-pack instructions for over-the-counter (OTC) non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), such as ibuprofen and diclofenac, should not be concerned by reports on research […]

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Mar 2017

Canada to legalise Marijuana

by admin   |   in OTC News   |   on 21 Mar 2017

The Canadian government is reportedly set to introduce legislation that will legalise the use of recreational marijuana for people aged 18+ years. A regulated and legal market is expected to be in place by 1st July 2018 — Canada Day. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau told journalists earlier this month that while he wanted to gain control of the profits made by the criminal marijuana market and put them to use in helping people with drug problems, the main aim is to help prevent children accessing it, citing how alcohol laws show how controls and regulations are effective.

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Mar 2017

Contact lenses could monitor blood sugar levels

by admin   |   in OTC News   |   on 21 Mar 2017

A new study has discovered that contact lenses could one day help people with diabetes, monitor their blood sugar levels.

People with diabetes regularly monitor their blood sugar by pricking their fingertip to draw blood and using a small device to measure their blood sugar levels. However, according to Gregory Herman, a chemical engineer at Oregon State University, the proposed contact lenses would give people a much easier method of measuring blood sugar levels. No drawn blood required, just the wearing of contact lenses.

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