Methadone is an opioid derivative most commonly prescribed to heroin users to help reduce addiction. File photograph: Getty

Fifteen children under the age of five have been hospitalised due to poisonings by narcotics such as heroin and ecstasy in the last five years. Anoth(...)

Solpadeine is one of the codeine-containing products affected by the restrictions. Photograph: iStock

Overdoses caused by strong over-the-counter painkillers dropped by a third following the introduction of restrictions on their sale a decade ago. In (...)