Drugs Papers

  • Brand Vs Generic

    1003 words, 5 pages

    Kathleen Werdann English 102:005 Ms. Kate Davis 7 March 2013 Brand vs. Generic When consumers are given the option to choose between a brand-name and generic medication, some may not understand that the cheaper alternative is as safe and effective as the more expensive product. In 1938 the Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act was issued and a standard for medical devices was put into place. This began a pre-approval process for medications to be adequately labeled and proven safe before the drug could be sold on the market. Wh en a new drug is introduced to the market, it

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    Prescription Pills

    1004 words, 5 pages

    ENG101 Savior or Condemner Thefreedictionary.com defines prescription drugs as a drug that is available only with written instructions from a doctor or dentist to a pharmacist. Prescription drugs are usually stronger than over-the-counter (OTC) drugs and have a better chance of curing certain conditions than OTCs. Prescriptions drugs can vary from something as simple as antibiotics for the flu to as serious as Oxycodone for serious pain relief. The instructions given by doctors are to be followed strictly or side-effects may occur. According to the CDC, 48% of Americans have used a prescript

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    Brave New World

    1009 words, 5 pages

    Since the beginning of history, drugs have always been a big part of every society to help human beings deal with everyday life. Aldous Huxley’s book, Brave New World, was written in 1932 about a future world where drugs are used to control the population. In Huxley’s book, Bernard Marx is the main character whose opinions about drugs are different from others in the society. To blend in with a society in which children are engineered, where diseases do not exist, and where a drug called Soma is used constantly by everyone, he goes against his own beliefs by taking thi

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    The Effects Of Computerizing Physician Orders To Prevent Medication Errors

    1239 words, 5 pages

    Background: Medication errors at the time of hospital admissions and discharges are common and can lead to preventable errors. The objection of this paper is to show how computerizing physician orders can help alleviate that problem and reduce it remarkably. Problem: The pt. was given the wrong dosage of 2 weeks supply of medication. Solution: Computerizing Physician Order Entry Proposed Improvement Plan: I choose this cause because it happen so often at my facility that pts. Are given the wrong dosage or wrong medications. Also since we have a paper base system the orders are delayed

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    Medical Marijuana Medical Batman Or Medicine Joker

    1254 words, 6 pages

    Medical Marijuana: Medical Batman or Medicine Joker When people think of marijuana the first thought that comes to mind are slackers of life getting high. They assume people use the drug as if one might drink, to drown away their sorrows and forget about reality. However marijuana is a remarkable drug whose side effects are far less troublesome if not helpful then most prescribed medications. Of the detailed studies done in America it is surprising how little doctors and their patients realize what their commonly prescribed drugs are doing to them. Medical marijuana is

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    Overmedicated America

    1458 words, 6 pages

    In todays over medicated society there is a pill for everything. If someone’s overweight, has high cholesterol or even if they are sad, there is a pill to for everyone! No matter what the problem, there is sure enough a medication on the market that will help. These pills sound too good to be true right? Now no one needs to worry about illness because pills are here to save us all. This is a world we all want to live in. The sad truth is that almost all of the prescribed drugs available seem to be causing more harm than good; but not many take the time to notice that. W

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    Should Performance Enhancing Drugs Be Legalised

    1491 words, 6 pages

    What do Lance Armstrong, Ben Johnson and even potentially Jobe Watson have in common? Their careers have and could be overshadowed by drug use. Gold medallist Canadian Ben Johnson was stripped of his Olympic medals, Armstrong as many of you know was stripped of his titles, and Jobe Watson however unlikely it now seems could even be stripped of his Brownlow medal. There have been many high profile drug cheats over many years. People who idolise these athletes say that legalisation would make sport much fairer as a whole. There are many problems with performance enhancing drugs (PED). These

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    Should Drugs Be Legalized

    1506 words, 7 pages

    Marcia Frederic Paul Cain Creative and Critical Thinking Should Drugs be legalized? “In society today there always seems to be debate on whether the legalization of drugs will be of public interest.”(1) It is said that the legalization of drugs will eliminate drug-related crimes and decrease social problems. However, individuals in our society must understand that if drugs were to be legal it will make the problem that we have now become uncontrollable. “Drugs have become part of a problem in society” (2) and if one studies the altercations behind drug legali

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    Drug Laws

    1518 words, 7 pages

    In this paper I will be talking about drug laws and the difference between them. Many drugs fall into a category of controlled substances. This means that there are laws in place that control the use, and even possession of these drugs. People who use these drugs are vulnerable to getting into legal difficulties. However laws vary from state to state, and jurisdiction to jurisdiction, as do the penalties for breaking these laws. Some of the most common drug laws are Simple Possession of Drugs, Trafficking of Drugs, and Possession of Drug-related Items. Simple Possession of Drugs can be ei

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    War On Drugs

    1525 words, 7 pages

    Today's society appears unprepared for many of the consequences associated with drug use. Legalization of controlled substances may lead to the downfall of mankind. Normal citizens of America demand to live a healthy and productive life. Many of those who frequently use narcotics have destroyed their lives and hopes for future accomplishments. The world continues to constantly fight the war against drugs. These drugs endanger our community and in order to prevent a rise amongst teenagers, society requires multiple modifications. Over the years, drug users have made i

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    Go Ask Alice Bookreport

    1526 words, 7 pages

    Go ask Alice - anonymous A real Diary A. Introduction: The title of the Book is Go ask Alice and there is not really an author the the book since it is a diary. So this diary is written by Alice. Personally i picked out this book because it was a different type of book that I do not read that much. It was special. When I read on the back of the book it got my a bit excited and thrilled because it was very a "teenage" type of book. Since I am in fact a teenager and the back of the book was about teenagers addiction to drugs I knew directly from that moment, this was t

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    Teen Prescription Drug Abuse In The United States

    1530 words, 7 pages

    Prescription drug abuse is the fastest growing sector of illegal drug use in the United States. Over the course of a few years, the National Institutes of Health estimated that over twenty percent of people have used prescription drugs for non-medical reasons. Among these people, teenagers from ages 12 to 17 are the most frequent abusers. Today the number of teenagers who abuse prescription drugs is alarmingly high. “On average, 6,027 teens use prescription drugs every day to get high for the first time” (DEA). Adolescents abuse prescription drugs more than any illicit

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    Effects Of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

    1778 words, 8 pages

    Each day more and more americans are being treated and diagnosed for several disorders including the mental disorder ADHD. Now it may seem as though doctors are helping our citizens but the reality is, is that many Americans are over medicated. "The figures show an estimated 6.4 million children ages 4 through 17 have received an ADHD diagnosis at some point in their lives..." a massive increase within this decade and alarms the experts significantly(Schwartz 1). The over medication of children and teens has become a nationwide epidemic. What Americans have created in o

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    Economist Approach To Alcohol Abuse

    1779 words, 8 pages

    Suggest how an economist would approach the problem of alcohol abuse. Provide two (2) possible solutions to this problem. Include the four (4) elements of the economic way of thinking in your analysis. The economist would approach the problem of alcohol abuse as cost, and how they could put it in real numbers. When measuring the cost of alcohol abuse in any city in the U.S. we must understand what make the assumptions of alcohol abuse understandable and to focus on the relevant alcohol abuse. We have to think about such things as health services and medical expenses, p

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    Principles Of Economics

    1786 words, 8 pages

    Abstract Economics is the study of how choices are made when there is insufficient supply. The purpose of this paper is to research and discuss five principle of economics topics. This research paper will address the following topics: i. Suggest how an economist would approach the problem of alcohol abuse. Provide two (2) possible solutions to this problem. Include the four (4) elements of the economic way of thinking in your analysis. ii. Analyze how prescription drugs affect the demand and supply of other products and services in this country. iii. Formulate a reason why the elastic

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    Cvs Caremark Corporation Case

    1787 words, 8 pages

    A. Case Abstract CVS Caremark Corporation (CVS) is a comprehensive strategic management case that includes the company’s year-end 2010 financial statements, organizational chart, competitor information and more. The case time setting is the year 2011. Sufficient internal and external data are provided to enable students to evaluate current strategies and recommend a three-year strategic plan for the company. Headquartered in Woonsocket, Rhode Island, CVS’s common stock is publicly traded under the ticker symbol CVS. Headquartered in Woonsocket, Rhode Island and founded in 1892, CVS is

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    Teens And Prescription Drugs: Availability, Accessibility, And Abuse

    2604 words, 11 pages

    These days, drugs can be found anywhere, and it seems like everyone is either doing them or has done them. Teens are especially tempted by the excitement or escape that drugs seem to offer. While U.S. teenagers’ use of marijuana is declining, their abuse of prescription drugs is holding steady or in some cases increasing, according to a report released Wednesday by White House drug czar John Walters (msnbc, 2007, par. 1). “The drug dealer is us,” said Walters (msnbc, 2007, par. 2). Prescription medication abuse by teens and young adults is a serious problem in the United States. “Today t

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    Social Problems

    2342 words, 10 pages

    A social problem is a condition that at least some people in a community view as being undesirable. Everyone would agree about some social problems, such as murders and DWI traffic deaths. Other social problems may be viewed as such by certain groups of people. Teenagers who play loud music in a public park obviously do not view it as a problem, but some other people may consider it an undesirable social condition. Some nonsmokers view smoking as an undesirable social condition that should be banned or restricted in public buildings. Every newspaper is filled w

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