Syrups containing pholcodine may no longer be authorized in France

The marketing authorizations for cough syrups containing pholcodine could be delayed in France in the face of a “significant risk» Allergy during anesthesia. The marketing authorizations for cough syrups containing pholcodine could be delayed in France in the face of a “significant risk“Severe allergy to muscle relaxants during anesthesia, announced Monday, August 29, the National … Read more

Under what conditions is it effective?

Clinical studies validate the effect of small needles with high evidence for the treatment of pain, migraine and headache. In Traditional Chinese Medicine, of which it is one of the elements, acupuncture aims to balance life force energy, Qi (pronounced chee), and thus regulate organ function. The method ? Essentially, using fine needles, stimulate some … Read more

A study into the causes of depression sparks controversy

AFP, published on Thursday, August 11, 2022 at 13:46 The interest of antidepressants would be questioned since depression is not linked to a chemical imbalance. The thesis, recently defended by a British psychiatrist, is widely disputed, but this controversy has the benefit of illustrating the difficulties in understanding this disease. “Our study (…) challenges the … Read more

The study that shatters explanations of the causes of depression. And shake the pharmaceutical industry

A neurologist observes the results of an exam on one of her patients. ©© Fred TANNEAU / AFP main study As a major study published in the UK challenges the notion that depression is caused by a lack of serotonin in the brain, many embarrassing questions are being raised about the merits of mass prescribing … Read more

Heat wave: These drugs can prevent our thermoregulation

HOT WEATHER – “In extreme heat, certain medications can prevent or disrupt the body’s thermoregulation,” the health insurance company warns on its website, citing the syndrome of exhaustion-dehydration and heat stroke as the two main consequences of undersupply of thermoregulation. “Certain drugs increase water excretion from the kidneys and can therefore increase the dehydration associated … Read more

why Doliprane is not stocked in pharmacies

Every day, the Sanofi plant in Lisieux produces more than 15 million units of paracetamol in the form of capsules, suppositories or sachets. Doliprane paracetamol capsules are lacking in French pharmacies, especially those of 1000 mg. “Since this winter Sanofi faces increased demand for its paracetamol-based specialties‘ the lab says. He adds that “This sharp … Read more