Friday Five

Prescription cannabis, IVF and anti-vaxxers – this week’s Friday Five

Medical cannabis products available on prescription Medicinal cannabis products can now be legally prescribed by specialist doctors to patients across the UK for the first time. Only patients with specific conditions can be prescribed the drug and where other medicines have failed. This follows the outcry from two boys Alfie Dingley and Billy Caldwell, who…

Friday Five

Anti-smoking adverts, end-of-life care and #AxeTheFax – this week’s Friday Five

Philip Morris faces backlash from anti-smoking advertisement One of the world’s biggest tobacco firms, Philip Morris, has been accused of hypocrisy over a new ad campaign that encourages smokers to quit. The company, whose products include Malboro, said the move was “an important next step” in its aim to “ultimately stop selling cigarettes”. But Cancer…