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Oh, is it that time of the year again ?  Yes, it’s Polypill time again. It is nearly a decade since we first started hearing about the polypill as a preventative of cardiovascular disease.  Since then, it’s gone through an … Continue reading

It needed a timely reminder from Diabetes UK that it is 90 years since the first person was treated with insulin.  And what a fascinating 90 years is has been. The story actually dates back to the mid-nineteenth century when … Continue reading

Generating large profits and using sometimes dubious ethics, the pharmaceutical company are an easy target for writers. However, a recent book by James le Fanu “The Rise and Fall of Modern Medicine” (see this article in the Daily Telegraph, in … Continue reading

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