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  • Diagnosis And Drug Our Children
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    Parents throughout the country are being pressured and compelled by schools to give psychiatric drugs to their children. Teachers, school psychologists, and administrators commonly make dire threats about their inability to teach children without medicating them. They sometimes suggest that only medication can stave off a bleak future of delinquency and occupational failure. They even call child protective services to investigate parents for child neglect and they sometimes testify against paren...
  • Case For Direct To Consumer Prescription Drug
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    The Misleading Truth About Pharmaceutical Advertisements Is a patient at liberty to diagnose his or her own affliction? If so, are they also qualified enough to know the right medication and take into consideration the drugs adverse effects? With the recent onset of direct to consumer advertising for prescription drugs, this is becoming the case. In 1994, expenditures on direct to consumer advertisements were about twenty-five-million a year. By 1998 that figure changed to about 225 million (Sas...
  • Medical Term For Common Acne
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    What causes acne? Acne vulgaris, the medical term for common acne; is the most common skin disease. It is so common that nearly eighty-five percent of the population will develop some form of acne at some time between the ages of twelve and twenty-five years. Although there are several theories about what causes acne, medical doctors generally agree that acne is a by-product of hormonal changes in the body. At puberty (that period of life when a child develops secondary sex characteristics), inc...
  • Common Use Of Prozac And Other Antidepressants
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    Prozac: Mania " Yeah, I'm on Prozac,' I hear quite often, said as if the speaker h adjust received a new Porsche. I often do catch myself responding with, 'I'm on Zoloft isn't modern medicine great? ' In a way, this exchange is a way of bonding. In another, more twisted way, it is a way of receiving a stamp of approval from my peers, for antidepressants have become extremely widespread and widely accepted. 'Prozac... has entered pop culture... becoming the stuff of cartoons and stand-up comedy r...
  • Ineffective Drugs And Medical Devices
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    Public Citizen's Health Research Group uses research and public education to promote system-wide changes in health care policy. We engage in oversight of the government concerning drugs, medical devices, doctors, hospitals, and occupational health. For example, we work to ban or relabel unsafe or ineffective drugs and medical devices and to improve safety standards at work sites. Through our many publications, we educate consumers about these issues and others, including drug interactions and ad...
  • Abuse Of Prescription Pain Medication
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    The Need for Restrictions "Why there should be stricter regulations on the availability of prescription narcotics " Despite efforts to decrease the number of deaths and overdoses related to narcotic medications, such as OxyContin, and minimize the number of people illegally obtaining them, the measures that the DEA (Drug Enforcement Administration) in specific are taking are not enough. The literal definition of a narcotic is a drug that produces numbness or stupor; often taken for pleasure or t...
  • Makers Of Medical Imaging Equipment
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    Now, with advances in genetic research, the makers of medical imaging equipment are retooling their cameras to spot tiny changes within cells that signal the start of a disease -- the point at which doctors have the best shot at a cure. 'It's totally different from the way we take care of patients now,' said Dr. Samuel Wickline, professor of medicine, physical and biomedical engineering at Washington University School of Medicine in St Louis, Missouri. 'Molecular imaging will enable you to detec...
  • Risk For Drugs And Medical Devices
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    Business Law October 11, 2000 The FDA has many responsibilities which include overseeing the production of safe foods and the manufacture of safe and effective drugs and medical devices. The FDA has responsibility for protecting the rights and safety of patients in the clinical trials of investigation medical products. The FDA also has to review and approve in a timely manner the safety and efficiency of new drugs, biologic's, medical devices, and animal drugs. They have to monitor the safety an...
  • Colleges Of Pharmacy
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    Pharmacists have a great impact on healing patients. They work with doctors to ensure that the patients receives the best treatment by making sure the medications are pure, safe, and properly prepared. A pharmacist provides information about drugs and drug treatments, dispenses drugs and other prescribed compounds by physicians, podiatrists, and dentists. They have to make sure they are giving the right drugs in the precise quantity needed. They also check to make sure that one medication a pati...
  • Asthma After Exercise
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    ASTHMA AND HOW MEDICATION ALLOWS FOR INCREASED PERFORMANCE Asthma is a medical condition characterized by breathing difficulty that occurs when the air tubes leading to and inside the lungs become obstructed. Asthma negatively affects a person's ability to perform as it hinders the breathing capability and the amount of oxygen that can be taken in and distributed throughout the body. Proper medication allows an asthmatic to reach a new level of exercise and fitness. Topics presented in this essa...
  • Doses Of Drugs To Addicts
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    2-9-98 The Case For Not Medicalizing Americas War on Drugs was initiated by President Nixon in 1968, a time of extreme political and social unrest. The mission of the war was to enforce the countrys drug laws and educate citizens on the dangers of drug use. Needless to say, there has been no victory in the War on Drugs; illegal drug activities are just as popular as twenty or thirty years ago despite the millions of dollars and the efforts of our citizens, police, and educators. While drug deale...
  • Antacids With Large Amounts Of Sodium
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    Running head: OVER-THE-COUNTER DRUGS GROUP PROJECT Over-The-Counter Drugs Project Lyne a Back land Trish Bush Anita Hernandez Katherine L.M. Williams Submitted to Carol Webber, RN, PhD in partial fulfillment of NR 439 Pharmacology Regis University February 25, 2003 Over-The-Counter Drugs Project Part I Go to a supermarket or a pharmacy and examine the over-the-counter (OTC) preparations available on the shelves for "colds,"flue", and upper respiratory infections (URI). Respond to the following q...
  • Fleming's Discovery Of Penicillin
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    Who in your opinion was the most important individual in the 20th Century? Throughout the 20th Century there have been a number of significant personalities who with their attributes have changed the course of history for the benefit or destruction of humankind. Prominent individuals have significantly contributed to society through many fields, ranging from science and technology to politics and human rights. Alexander Fleming was one of the most important scientists in the medical world whose ...
  • Medical Research For Other Drugs
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    There has been much controversy lately over the use of an over-the-counter stimulant called Ephedrine; which, comes from the plant Ephedra. It was originally used for three medical purposes: to open up nasal passages, suppress appetites, and constrict blood vessels. Later on it had been discovered that ephedrine could be taken for other purposes, such as, weight loss and increased energy output. It became widely known as a performance enhancing drug that could have an impact on people's competit...
  • How To Overcome Drug Addiction
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    Preventing and detecting prescription drug abuse Although most patients use medications as directed, abuse of and addiction to prescription drugs are public health problems for many Americans. However, addiction rarely occurs among those who use pain relievers, CNS depressants, or stimulants as prescribed; the risk for addiction exists when these medications are used in ways other than as prescribed. Health care providers such as primary care physicians, nurse practitioners, and pharmacists as w...
  • Patient From Drug Therapy Problems
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    Dear everyone, It was noted in areas, especially in rural, urban and inner city areas of Thailand, that the drug therapy problem occurring in clinics widely. The prevalence and patterns of the drug therapy problem exist in all clinics of the country and impact greatly on patients. The categories of Drug Therapy Problem 1. The patient is taking drug therapy that is unnecessary given his or her present condition. 2. The patient has a medical condition for which the wrong drug is being taken. 3. Th...
  • Hydrocodone And A Number Of Other Drugs
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    Just when really serious things like war, disease and a bummer economy threaten to make the media business a rather dreary realm, enter the downfall by drugs of Rush Limbaugh. The drama has spawned comparisons (he's the "new Elmer Gantry"), compassion (he's an addict and we should show mercy even if he didn't show it to others) and vengeful rebuke (talk about hypocrisy! ). Yet the truth about Limbaugh's fall may be more mundane than anyone wants to admit, Limbaugh included. Beyond the cultural p...
  • Effective As Conventional Drugs
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    There is an alternative to conventional medicine that costs less, is equally effective, and does not cause side effects. There's a new world of medical doctors who resort to drugs and surgery as a last measure (Heimlich 2). It is called homeopathy and it is making its way into doctors offices, hospitals, and homes everywhere. First and foremost, it needs to be understood what homeopathic medicine is and how it works. There are numerous forms of this medication, all of which are 100% natural. Jus...

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