Author: Robert Gosstray

Robert Gosstray is a retired pharmacist and the resident health writer for Midlifexpress. He is the author of The Pharmacist's Secrets: Drugs, lies and money.
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The war on drugs

Reading Time: 4 minutes As pharmacists, we knew all our local addicts.

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Not In My Backyard: The Long Road To Abortion Law Reform

Reading Time: 4 minutes The long, tawdry and depressing tale of Australia’s (and particularly Victoria’s) continual ignoring of women’s security and…

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To Be Or Not To Be? That Is The QES-tion:

Reading Time: 3 minutes The story of abortion law reform in Australia is a long and shameful one. My grandfather and father (and later me), always kept substantial stocks of QES tablets.

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Pill – Oh! Talk: More On Contraception’s Bizarre History

Reading Time: 2 minutes Respect your own natural systems and try not to interfere with them.

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You Wouldn’t Conceive Of It: Contraception’s Bizarre History

Reading Time: 2 minutes During those early times of war, the Great Depression and poverty, women suffered.