Avoidable medication errors cost 1,700 lives and more than £98 million to the NHS in England every year, research suggests.
Police are appealing for information after medication was stolen from a vehicle in the north-east.
Some common drugs have been linked to strokes, an Aberdeen university study has shown.
Free prescriptions to certain medicines could be axed as part of plans to tackle a £2 million overspend.
A cancer sufferer who was prosecuted for growing four cannabis plants for medical use today said she has been made to “feel like a criminal” for trying to save her own life.
Dispensing services at two North-east GPs are poised to be scrapped.
The "historic" decision to approve medication that helps prevent HIV infection has been welcomed by a North-east campaigner.
THE number of people using antidepressants has risen year-on-year for the past decade.