Tag Archives: Stoppard

Dr Miriam Stoppard: Your pills’ ‘inactive’ ingredients can trigger allergies

When I was running an ­allergy clinic, I often had reason to look at so-called inactive ingredients in ­tablets, capsules, creams and lotions. And even though these ingredients are called inactive, many of them aren’t. They can trigger allergies. Plus, in any given medicine, they can account for 90% of the contents. These “inactive” ingredients… Read More »

Dr Miriam Stoppard: Availability of NHS cannabis will be limited to just a few people

The new reclassification of ­cannabis for medical use means it can be prescribed on the NHS. If only that were ­entirely true. The reality is few people are likely to get a script for medical cannabis, according to a BMJ editorial. The potential demand for medical cannabis in the UK is considerable. A poll found… Read More »