Cannabis makes pain more bearable rather than reducing it, say scientists

Cannabis makes pain more bearable instead of reducing it, say scientists Patients took a combination of a placebo or a cannabis pill and had a normal cream or a painful chilli cream applied to the skin They felt same intensity of pain from chilli cream when taking cannabis rather than placeboHowever, they did report that the pain bothered them less after taking the cannabis pill Scans revealed cannabis reduced brain activity in areas linked to emotional reactions | UPDATED: 14:22 GMT, 24 December 2012 Cannabis can make patients feel less bothered about pain, according to a study.

Exposed, the "small-time drug pusher" chemists running black market in Valium and Viagra

Exposed, the 'small-time drug pusher' chemists running black market in Valium and Viagra London chemists found to be selling antibiotics and drugs like Valium and opiates without a prescriptionResearchers also bought temazepam – a potentially lethal sleeping tablet if wrongly usedShadow Health Secretary Andy Burnham said high street pharmacists were 'acting like small time drug pushers' | UPDATED: 23:55 GMT, 17 December 2012 Rogue chemists have been accused of acting like ‘small-time drug-pushers’ after they were discovered selling anti-depressants, sleeping pills and Viagra on the black market.

Nearly a million employees in the UK "have drugs in their system at work"

Nearly a million employees in the UK 'have drugs in their system at work' Between 2007 and 2011 screening firm sees 43% increase in number of workers testing positive for drug use | UPDATED: 06:41 GMT, 2 July 2012 Adults aged between 25 and 34 were more likely to test positive for Class A drugs including cocaine More than a million Britons are going to work with drugs in their system, a study suggests.