* At least eight cases of sexual dysfunction have been reported in patients taking gemfibrozil, a cholesterol lowering drug. BMJ, 19 September 1992.
* A patient developed acne while using an inhaled steroid, a side effect not previously noted in inhaled steroids, but common in the oral or topical ones. This is consistent with the evidence seen by Allen and Hanbury, the drug manufacturer, of the effect of inhaled beclomethasone dipropionate. BMJ, 24 October 1992.
* A patient went completely blind 30 minutes after taking nifedipine tablets for high blood pressure. BMJ, 19 September 1992.
* Five deaths among children have been linked with the use of propofol, a new anaesthetic, during surgery.