The boys in the Thai cave were given anti-anxiety drugs during the rescue to help get them out

Police Thailand News/Facebook via Reuters The boys stranded in the flooded Thai cave complex were given anti-anxiety pills to calm their nerves while taken out of the cave, Thailand’s prime minister has said. A rescue diver previously floated a more radical plan of drugging the boys so they were practically unconscious and having divers carry […]

‘Cash survived the drink and drugs …but heartburn finished him off’

Dr Michael Hunter reveals his conclusion in a new episode of the TV documentary series Autopsy: The Last Hours Of… which airs tonight in the US and later this year in the UK.  In a painstaking examination of Cash’s medical records from childhood to his death in September 2003, aged 71, Dr Hunter identifies “reckless” […]

Foreign travel checklist: Can your prescription drugs land you in jail? FCO latest advice 

Foreign Office travel advice is to check local laws before travelling as some medicines – even perfectly innocuous ones by UK standards – might well be illegal in that country, potentially leading to deportation or detention. Even basic pharmacy medicines such as Vicks and Sudafed could land British tourists in very hot water – both […]

Taking antidepressants could be linked to weight gain, according to a new study — and some drugs heighten the risk more than others

perfectlab/Shutterstock A large new study has found a link between taking antidepressants and a 5% increase in body weight. Some antidepressants were associated with a larger risk than others. Other factors like age and sex didn’t affect the results. The authors said it is important people don’t stop taking their medication if they are worrying […]

Terminator 2 child star Edward Furlong NOW: Career ruined by drugs, prison and abuse

He was plcked from obscurity in 1991, aged just 13, to star in one of the decade’s biggest blockbusters. A charismatic natural on screen, Terminator 2: Judgement Day should have made a massive star of the California kid in his acting debut. Instead his teenage years were blighted by his mother and relatives fighting for […]

Xanax WARNING: New prescription drugs craze is a deadly game of roulette

GETTY STOCK Buying the prescription drug Xanax online is a terrifying lottery One site offering Xanax for sale in fact supplied us with Tramadol, an equally controversial opiate painkiller linked to hundreds of deaths. MP Bambos Charalambous said: “These young people don’t know what they are putting into their bodies. They have no control at […]