The Tenerife Medical Association says that the Spanish Medicines and Sanitary Products Agency has issued an alert to patients taking Febuxostat (often sold under the brand name Uloric). Official advice today is that clinical trials now suggest the drug is not recommended for patients with gout, or cardiovascular or related conditions, for which it is most often prescribed, since it appears to incur “a significantly increased risk of death” from heart attack or stroke compared with other medication. Anyone on this medication is advised to see their GP to check if their prescription is appropriate or needs amending since this drug should only be taken where no alternative is possible for whatever reason.

Source: Janet Anscombe 

Ten injured in yet another pile-up on the TF1

Ten injured in yet another pile-up on the TF1

Another pile-up on the TF1 this lunchtime has caused chaos on the motorway. Emergency services say that a collision of four cars in the southbound carriageway in the Granadilla area resulted in ten people, two of them children, needing to be transferred to hospital...

The Brexit post: summary of latest chaos

The Brexit post: summary of latest chaos

Updated 10 September: I normally only update this post when there is firm information or an announcement, but with 51 days to Brexit, I thought a summary might be welcomed. We are hopefully at maximum chaos with calmer waters to come, but I wouldn’t bet on it. As of...

This weekend in Tenerife

This weekend in Tenerife

Updated 29 August: This weekend has a couple of fiestas in south Tenerife and a couple of very popular cultural events in north Tenerife. For tomorrow until Sunday, there is the Bavarian week and Oktoberfest in Puerto de la Cruz and the Pinolere ethnographic village...

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