Purdue Pharma agrees to a payout rather than face a jury after being accused of deceptively marketing painkillers and helping to create an addiction epidemic sweeping the US.
Workers from Chemist Warehouse's distribution centres go on indefinite strike over what they claim is a widespread culture of sexual harassment and labour exploitation at the company's distribution warehouses in Melbourne and Brisbane.
Regional Australians are feeling 'pill shamed' and are avoiding treatment due to the stigma around mental health medication and a lack of confidentiality in small-town pharmacies.
Verbally abused and threatened in stores, Chinese personal shoppers — known as daigou — are feeling the brunt of what they claim are "biased" media reports and negative public perception.
Patients taking the drug report fewer relapses, less brain atrophy, slowed progression of the disease an improved quality of life.
Months behind schedule, Queensland's first licensed medicinal cannabis farm has started growing plants with the aim of manufacturing medicines from early next year.
Exercise-induced bronchoconstriction is under-diagnosed, but roughly 10 to 20 per cent of people without asthma have it, including Belinda Smith.
Strong medications normally reserved for the very mentally unwell are being used too often and freely on elderly patients, causing damaging side effects and premature death.
When Roseanne Barr tweeted a racist comment, she initially blamed Ambien. Now Elon Musk has name-dropped the drug in an emotional interview with the New York Times. So what is it and why does it keep making the news?