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Canada’s parliament legalises recreational mariȷuana

Wed, 06/20/2018 - 18:10
Canada will become the first G7 nation to legalise the recreational consumption of marijuana, after a federal government bill cleared its final legislative hurdle this week (19 June).The Senate voted...
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Thomas Stuttaford: media doctor and celebrity patient

Wed, 06/20/2018 - 17:20
bmj;361/jun20_18/k2704/FAF1faCredit: Neil Spence/AlamyThomas Stuttaford was the medical correspondent and columnist for the Times newspaper for over 25 years. He was also an MP, medical adviser to...
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Gosport hospital: GP prescribed opioids that shortened at least 456 lives

Wed, 06/20/2018 - 17:10
An independent inquiry into deaths at a Hampshire hospital caring for elderly people has found that at least 456 patients had their lives shortened by being given large doses of opioids that were not...
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Frederick Walker

Wed, 06/20/2018 - 17:00
bmj;361/jun20_16/k2669/FAF1faFrederick Walker (“Eric”) was born in Castle Douglas, Dumfriesshire. He started his pathology career in Glasgow but moved to Aberdeen as senior lecturer in 1968. In 1973...
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James Joseph O’Donnell

Wed, 06/20/2018 - 16:10
bmj;361/jun20_14/k2659/FAF1faJames Joseph O’Donnell (“Jim”) entered medical school after national service. After a brief period in general practice he rejoined the army and spent many years overseas....
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David Oliver: At last, some political honesty?

Wed, 06/20/2018 - 16:00
I’ve repeatedly criticised the government and its arm’s length bodies for selective use of data on NHS performance, staffing, and funding.12 Spin is futile when there are frequent independent reports...
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