Essays Tagged: "prescription drugs"

Talks about teratogens which are agents responsible for many known birth defects

heard of agents classified as teratogens are given as examples. Agents classified as drugs, include prescription, non-prescription and illegal. Some frequently heard of conditions requiring prescripti ... rugs that are known teratogens are diabetes, hypertension, and Anxiety. Other commonly heard of non-prescription and illegal teratogens are cocaine, nicotine, caffeine, and marijuana. Environmental te ...

(4 pages) 84 0 4.0 May/2002

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

Drugs offences in Canada

nadians both young and old. Drug abuse is characterized by taking more than the recommended dose of prescription drugs without medical supervision, or using government controlled substances such as ma ... nditions. Drugs can be classified in many ways by the way they are dispensed over the counter or by prescription of the substance from which they are derived plant, mineral, or animal. Drugs are also ...

(3 pages) 45 1 2.0 Nov/2002

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Drugs

Physician assisted suicide: Whose Choice Is It?

ies have taken it upon themselves to block a patient's access to an early death via alethal dose of prescription drugs from their own physician. This leaves many ill peopledesiring to end their lives ... physician assistedsuicide, scores of terminally ill patients would flock to their doctors for lethalprescriptions and suicides would be performed at an alarming rate. However, since theDeath with Dign ...

(5 pages) 366 0 4.3 Dec/2002

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues > Euthenasia

Brief Biography of Tennesse Williams' life and the theme of societies destructive impact on non-conformists, in two of his plays, The Glass Menagerie, and A Streetcar Named Desire

h depression throughout most of his life. For periods of hislife Williams battled with addiction to prescription drugs and alcohol. At a young age hesuffered a nervous breakdown, and he lived in const ...

(9 pages) 92 0 4.0 Feb/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

"Fueling Drug Costs in Today's World" This essay takes a look at whats behind the "rising drug costs" and the value of medicine today.

Fueling Drug Costs in Today's WorldIn today's world, prescription drugs cost is on a rising trend. Consequently, much of the national debate today is ove ... e cost of medicines. As consumers living in the United States, the consumption of and dependence on prescription drugs is more than any other country alone. This is surprising since the United States ... dds to the rate of disease and illness. So why is it that consumer's have such a high dependence on prescription drugs? What's causing the increase in drug cost? The answer to these questions may at f ...

(2 pages) 105 1 5.0 Mar/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Drugs

Prescription Drug Abuse - 10 page paper that I wrote for a Toxicology class in my Sophomore year. Excellent resource with bibliography for anyone needing a little help getting started! Grade: 300/300

The use of prescription drugs in any manner other than that ordered by a physician is deemed as prescription dr ... physician is deemed as prescription drug abuse. In this paper, I will explore recent statistics in prescription drug abuse, the misconceptions behind prescription drug abuse, and the most commonly ab ... rescription drugs. I will also discuss various methods that are used to obtain excessive amounts of prescription drugs and the precautions used by those in the medical profession to control prescripti ...

(11 pages) 439 1 4.3 Apr/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Drugs

Illicit Drugs: Bringin Down Our Youth.

btain, ecstasy, a drug growing in popularity among high school students, and the non-medical use of prescription drugs.Marijuana, known by it's street names of "weed", "reefer", and "Mary Jane" is the ... ar fatal consequences. Ecstasy is has become a serious problem among adolescents.Non-medical use of prescription drugs has also become worse. These are easily obtainable because most of the time a use ...

(4 pages) 97 0 3.7 Apr/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues > Drugs & Alchohol

Why kids abuse ritalin.

Shane Smith4/5/03Michelle MonacoPrescription drug abuse is something that has been an issue in the United States for decades. There ... n the treatment of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is one of the most controversial prescription drugs today. The difference between Ritalin and other drugs on the market is that this ... experienced a 500 percent increase in popularity in the past ten years, with nearly eleven million prescriptions being written each year (Goff). Some people have argued that the increase in prescript ...

(8 pages) 122 0 4.3 Apr/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues > Drugs & Alchohol

The History of Surgery.

tained knowledge of ourselves sufficient enough to break the boundaries built by ignorance. Lacking prescription drugs, accurate tools, computer technology, and any background experience to build from ... cure the same ailment. Album graecum, the faces of dogs fed on bones, were a common pharmaceutical prescription. Sarsaparilla, china root, sassafras, sacred wood, and fumigated herbs all were prescri ...

(10 pages) 115 0 3.3 Apr/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine

Medicine: The Last Resort. Medicine should not be used often; rather, therapy should be used.

roblems with new medicines and technology rather than with the more effective way of psychotherapy. Prescription drugs always have side effects; this fact makes them ideal only as a last resort, espec ... minates risks caused by medicines and targets the true problem: the mind. By reducing the number of prescriptions and increasing the number of therapy recommendations, it is possible to improve the co ...

(5 pages) 93 0 4.7 Jun/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

An account of The People's Temple Mass suicide and Jim Jones's persuasion and propaganda

stown, Guyana were due to the Temple's contradicting beliefs, Jones's growing insanity and abuse of prescription drugs, and the assassination of Congressman Leo Ryan.James (Jim) Warren Jones was born, ... crisy of white Christianity." (Robinson 1)While Jones was becoming steadily insane and his abuse of prescription drugs becoming more severe, he was still able to control the American government. Becau ...

(3 pages) 62 0 3.0 Dec/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith

This essay is about the effects of drugs and it talks about what each does. It gives facts concerning drugs also.

Effects Of Drug UseThere are many different types of drugs in the world today. Some are good, like prescription drugs prescribed by a doctor. Then there are other drugs, mainly found in the black mar ...

(5 pages) 118 1 3.5 Dec/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues > Drugs & Alchohol

An essay on addictions

how many addictions occur, mainly drug and alcohol addiction.There is an array of different drugs, prescription and non-prescription. Addiction can occur in a number of ways. If and individual is usi ... ake them feel what they think is normal but is actually increasing their dependence on the drug.Non-prescription drugs are usually experimented with in adolescence, probably because this is when many ...

(2 pages) 101 1 4.3 Dec/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Language Studies


d/low sperm count. Sperm count can be greatly affected by the constant use of marijuana, or certain prescription drugs.Not to leave out the females, they account for the other 40% of couples not able ...

(2 pages) 45 0 3.3 Feb/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Genetics & Genome Projects

The Downfalls of Socialized Medicine

With the insanely high costs of prescription drugs and the 44 million Americans without health care, Americans have started to deman ...

(3 pages) 69 0 5.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Political Science

Accounting paper (CVS analysis)

Basic SummaryCVS is a retail corporation that sells prescription drugs and general merchandise products, including over-the-counter drugs, greeting card ... g to make its pharmacy the easiest to buy from. It offers several ways to buy and transfer people's prescriptions from other pharmacies. It is building new stores in highly strategic and populated mar ... m helps both CVS retain customers through negotiated rates and helps individuals get lower costs on prescriptions. The Extra Care Card has also helped in customer retention and growth by offering disc ...

(6 pages) 289 0 3.9 May/2004

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Accounting

Business Ethics Paper with titled "Monitoring Business Ethics in the US Pharmaceutical Industry". Essay analyzes industry using utilitarian theory.

Monitoring Business Ethics in the US Pharmaceutical IndustryIncrease in prices of prescription drugs is an issue that affects every citizen regardless of their age, health, and finan ... e (Barlett & Steele, 2004, p. 44).One of the industry's main goals is to prevent importation of prescription drugs from abroad, which will lower the inflated prices pharmaceutical companies have b ... armaceutical companies have been able to charge in the U.S. 16 What is not being disclosed is that "prescription drugs bought by Americans increasingly are produced in foreign countries... [and] seven ...

(3 pages) 209 0 3.6 Jul/2004

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Management

Examine the relationship between drug abuse and crime.

g abuse and the effect it has on crime overall. The term drug abuse may also relate to the abuse of prescription drugs and substances such as caffeine. For example, the stimulant caffeine in coffee an ... or affect their functioning. Drug abuse can be defined as:The use of illicit drugs or the abuse of prescription or over-the-counter drugs for purposes other than those for which they are indicated or ...

(7 pages) 193 0 4.0 Oct/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays

Why vote Bush?

cized the Bush Administration for blocking a bipartisan plan to give seniors access to lower-priced prescription drugs from Canada. With almost 80 percent of Medicare recipients supporting Kerry's pos ... ues from chatter" led him to believe Al Qaeda may try to attack Americans by contaminating imported prescription drugs. Crawford refused to provide any details to substantiate his claims.ADVERTISEMENT ...

(2 pages) 36 0 0.0 Oct/2004

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Government

Oxycontin A Cursed Cure

A certain prescription drug by the name of Oxycontin was introduced in 1996 as a breakthrough for the treatmen ... s an immediate, heroin - like high. The drug has been the cause in more than 1000 deaths nationwide.Prescription painkillers such as oxycontin now rank second to marijuana as the most - abused drug in ... lth Administration. These findings are what lead me to do a research project on narcotics and other prescription drugs, and the affects they have on today's youth.Upon doing my research project on nar ...

(2 pages) 33 1 3.0 Mar/2005

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues