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Forget Teviot nachos- drug testing kits are what students need

Throughout the UK, drugs are well ingrained in the fabric of student culture. This isn’t news – the National Students’ Union (NUS) estimates that two in five students are regular…

Getting lobsters high before death may be more humane

Lobster tanks are not known for being the most comfortable place for lobsters. In fact, studies have shown that most crustaceans, including lobsters, experience stress and pain that can be…

How worried should we be about the antibiotic apocalypse?

While the news in 2016 was filled with obituaries of beloved world icons, looking back, there may have been one passing of particular importance: that of an elderly woman in…

How and why the ‘war on drugs’ has been in vain

A recent editorial published in the British Medical Journal (BMJ) deemed the so-called ‘war on drugs’ a failure. It was followed by an essay by Molly Meacher and Nick Clegg…

Medical treatment is a right, not a privilege

Martin Shkreli, CEO of Turing Pharmaceuticals, has made headlines in recent weeks after purchasing the rights to out of patent drug Daraprim and subsequently increasing its price from the more…