What effect does space have on medicines?

Colin Cableby Colin Cable, RPS Assistant Chief Scientist

Since Tim Peake became the first British astronaut to go to the International Space Station, there has been a huge resurgence of interest in life in space. Although highly trained and very fit, astronauts will still occasionally need medicines and of course there is the possibility that at some point a medical emergency will occur in space.  To address this, the space station keeps supplies of medicines and the necessary equipment.  So how does being in space affect medicines? Read more What effect does space have on medicines?