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The Abusive Use of Oxycontin and the Rise of Opioid Related Deaths in 2015
Oxycontin and the Opioid Epidemic In 2015, Opioid related deaths totaled 33,091, a 4-fold increase in
Opioid related deaths since 1999. Purdue Pharma introduced their new
painkilling opioid drug called Oxycontin in 1996. With the use of a massive
marketing campaign and unethical practices regarding relationships with...
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The Spread of Amphetamine Use Around the Globe
Use of amphetamines appears to be vastly widespread across the world, they are being used across the world more, or less. The America, Asia, and Europe show by far the most recorded use of amphetamines in their various sub regions. The Americas appear to show more amphetamine usage across their lands but in one specific s...
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A Report on the Use of Enterprise Resource Planning in Shrooq Pharmaceuticals (Pvt)
Introduction Enterprise resource planning (ERP) is a process by which a company manages and integrates the important parts of its business. An ERP management information system integrates areas such as planning, purchasing, inventory, sales, marketing, finance and human resources. ERP helps in managing accountancy, order...
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A Study of the Use of Adderall by College Students
INTRODUCTION Desperation for Increased Studying Capacities University students worldwidehave taken desperate measures to increase their studying capacities when it comes to academics. When midterms and finals approach, students need that extra pushand motivation to study and ace their exams as competitiveness arises e...
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An Overview of the Pharmacy Practice Model Initiative (PPMI) and Its Main Components
The Pharmacy Practice Model Initiative (PPMI) focuses the concentrated criterion within hospital pharmacies towards areas of practice that will result in the greatest beneficial outcome for inpatient care and overall hospital pharmacy efficiency. Although ASHP's PPMI contains 147 recommendations for improvement in hospital...
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The Importance of Expiration Dates in Medicines
Peopleseem to have the idea that expiration dates on the medications are meaningless, but the truth is that expiration dates are as important as the expiration date in milk cartons. According to Robert Shmerling, publisher for the Harvard Medical School Commentaries on Health, since 1979, the Food and Drug Administration (F...
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A Study on Opium Poppy and Its Purposes
Opium Poppy The opium poppy is a species of plant where opium and poppy seeds are
derived (Johnson, 2009). The classification is as follows: kingdom is
Plantae, phylum is Angiosperms, Eudicots is the class, Raninculales is the
order, family is Papaveracaeae, and finally the species is Papaver
somniferum. Papaver som...
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Adderall and Twitter in the Article Tweaking and Tweeting: Exploring Twitter for Nonmedical Use of Psychostimulant Drug Among College Students
The article that I found very interesting was one called: “Tweaking and Tweeting: Exploring Twitter for Nonmedical Use of a Psychostimulant Drug (Adderall) Among College Students.” Adderall is commonly prescribed as a treatment for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) that is used to help focus such people. Due t...
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The History and Use of Penicillin
Penicillin Have you ever been sick with strep throat, an ear or mouth infection, tuberculosis, or syphilis? If so, you had a bacterial infection and probably visited your doctor. He prescribed to you an antibiotic called penicillin. Penicillin is a life-saving drug and was the start of antibiotics. Penicillin is a type...
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Prescription Drugs Should Be Taken with Caution and Properly Monitored
Imagine opening an orange bottle, grabbing a single pill, then swallowing it. Now imagine doing this everyday for years because your body is completely dependent on this little pill to function properly. There is a plethora of prescription drugs that can do a multitude of things to the body. Some of these drugs have been pr...
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An Analysis of How Global and Local Market Structures and Corporate Practices Lead to Chemical Arbitrage in Nigeria
"Chemical Arbitrage: A Social Life of Bioequivalence" was written by
Kristin Peterson as part of "Speculative Markets: Drug Circuits and
Derivative Life in Nigeria", published in 2014. Judging from the content it
can be reasonably assumed the work is intended for peers in the field of
anthropology as well as people interest...
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The Effects, Action and Management of Fluoxetine
Depression is one of the most common medical condition in United States and around the world. At some point in their lives one in six, approximately eighteen million, Americans will experience some episode of depression. “Some patients may report a feeling of low mood, or partners or families may observe it and raise their...
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An Analysis of the Use of Opioid Analgesics, Prednisone Therapy, and the Role of CYP450 in Drug Metabolism According to 10 Peer-Reviewed Articles
While it is undoubtedly a blessing to be armed with such a wealth of
information in regards to healthcare, such a staggering volume of
literature may have one wondering how to start learning more about a
particular treatment. The following pages explore ten different peer-
reviewed articles focusing on the use of opioid an...
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An Examination of the Daily Duties, Joy, and Stressors of a Local Pharmacist
The life of a hospital pharmacist can oftentimes be a thankless job.
One of the main reasons for this may be related to the fact that so often,
these members of the interdisciplinary team work behind the scenes, having
only limited direct contact with patients. Despite this reality, the role
which pharmacists play in assis...
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The Toxic Effects of Acetaminophen on the Human Body
Even the most commonplace drugs shouldcommand caution during consumption. Anythingin excess can potentially have an undesired effect in the human body.Acetaminophen is a drug ingredient found in nearly 500 over-the-counter and prescription medications; it isused for pain relief, fever reduction, as an allergy medication and...
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The Decline of Amphibian Populations and Its Impact on the Production of Medicine
The Decline of Amphibian Populations and Their Relation to Human Medicine Over the course of time, mankind has shaped the world we now live in today through a variety of different means. Humans did not always live in large, concentrated populations. In the age before civilization, humans lived in spread out hunter-gather...
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A Response to Wayne Hall's Article on the Brain Model, Medication Use and Addiction
The thought of enslavement as a 'brain illness' has been the
prevailing worldview in psychiatry and neuroscience for as far back as a
couple of decades. The agreement is that long haul utilization of addictive
medications (counting liquor and tobacco) causes enduring changes to the
structure and capacity of the brain (Satel...
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The Issue of Prescription Drug Abuse
Prescription drug use and abuse The health risks associated with Prescription drug use and abuse are many and vary significantly depending upon which drug is being used. According to the website centeronaddiction.org, it was reported that, “From 1993 to 2005 alone, the proportion of students who abused prescription painki...
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A Discussion on the Dangers of Antibiotic Resistance
Imagine a world where accidently cutting yourself can result in death.
Imagine that accidently touching your mouth would be fatal. Imagine a world
where infections can't be treated. Now imagine a world where antimicrobials
and antibiotics are non-existent and ineffective. From our doorknobs, to
our kitchen counters, to even...
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A Discussion on the Reasons Behind the High Prices in the Pharmaceutical Market
A market I often hear people complain about is the pharmaceutical market. There's always arguement over the prices of certain drugs. There is debate over the ethicality of having drugs that cost in the hundreds of thousands of dollars. Putting ethics aside, this large asking price for certain drugs makes sense from an econo...
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An Argument in Favor of Legalizing the Use of Steroids
To tackle the monstrous issue of the legality of steroids, one must first understand exactly what “steroids” are, how they work, and why they are illegal now. When viewed from an uneducated viewpoint, steroids seem like a terrible drug, and something that can only hurt or destroy the human body. But when viewed in the light...
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The Prevention of Dementia through Nutrition and Use of Pharmacological Practices to Relieve Its Symptoms
Dementia is a disabling condition that involves the continuous deterioration of an individual’s cognitive domain. Patients with dementia slowly loose both physical and cognitive function as the disease progresses. Worldwide, approximately 35.6 million individuals, suffer from dementia with the number expected to be 115.4 mi...
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The Five Main Schedule I Drugs
Over the past few decades, modern medicine has seen exponential growth and expansion to proportions history has never seen before. We are in the age of technology, which has allowed scientific researchers to go beyond the traditional methods of experimentation with new and improved equipment to create better solutions to me...
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The Vioxx Catastrophe and the Side Effect of This Drug
Merck: The Vioxx Catastrophe Vioxx was a revolutionary anti-arthritis drug which utilized Cox-2 inhibitors and was introduced by the pharmaceutical company Merck in 1999. While revolutionary, it had one main competitor, Pfizer’s Celebrex which was also a Cox-2 inhibitor. Early research showed that Cox-2 inhibitors, Vioxx...
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Child Psychiatric Disorders and Medicating Psychoactive Drugs to Children
It is common knowledge that the current epidemic of child psychiatric
disorders is largely due to inappropriate diagnosis. Most clinicians in the
past ignored any signs and symptoms of early childhood mental illnesses
because it was deemed to be very rare (Werry, et al 1999). Medicating psychoactive drugs to children is m...
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