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BMJ 2012; 344 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.e2474 (Published 03 April 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;344:e2474

Men are at greater risk of sudden heart death: Nearly two thirds of deaths from sudden arrhythmic syndrome occur in men, with an average age of 33 years, shows a national audit of 317 cases recorded in the United Kingdom since July 2008 (www.ic.nhs.uk/ncasp/sads). Just over a sixth (17%) died during some form of exertion. More hospitals need to take part in the audit, says the report.

Canada faces shortage of generic drugs: The president of the Canadian Medical Association has described the 80% fall in stocks of generic injectable drugs in Canada as …

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