Research Paper On Drugs

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  • Hydrocodone Abuse

    3 pages in length. The extent to which hydrocodone has fast become what the federal Drug Enforcement Administration considers the "most abused prescription drug in the country" (The Drug Addiction Treatment Center, 2003) is both grand and far-reaching; that such commonly abused drugs as cocaine, meth and other illicit substances serve to overshadow hydrocodone use and abuse speaks to the significant difference between illegal drug addiction and one that stems from a doctor's prescription. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Should New Drugs Be Labelled As ‘New’ To Indicate A Higher Risk Than Established Dugs?

    This 4 page paper considers the issue of new drugs and whether or not they should be labelled as an issue of public safety. The FDA focuses on drug approval, leaving a gap when it comes to assessing drugs that have already been approved. There ahs been a call for all new drugs to be marked as new. The paper assesses this from the perspective of the drug companies, the health policy makers and the patients. The bibliography cites 2 sources.

  • Drug Therapy-Statins

    A 3 page brief look at statins, which are a category of drug therapy that is frequently used to lower levels of blood cholesterol (Statins, 2004). Because statin drugs are so effective as a drug therapy, they are extremely beneficial in promoting positive patient outcomes since the action of the statin drug helps to clear the bloodstream so that fatty deposits (plaque) will not build up on arterial walls, causing myocardial infarction or stroke. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Adverse Drug Reaction Among Elderly Patients: Impact Upon Costs And Length Of Hospital Stay

    3 pages in length. Drug companies are well aware of the issues surrounding why adverse drug interactions occur in the first place, so it stands to reason why they should be on the front lines with regard to quelling this reality. Adverse drug reactions happen for several reasons, not the least of which includes treatment of more than one doctor, unmonitored self-medicating and lack of education about the serious nature of drug interaction. No bibliography.

  • Drug Problems as a Social Construct

    In four pages this paper examines how drug use and abuse are social constructs and considers such topics as drug testing and media depiction of drugs. Six sources are cited in the bibliography.

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