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  • Satirical Solutions To Drugs

    My sister was involved in a severe car wreck about ten years ago; she broke her back in three places. Since then, she has taken handfuls upon handfuls of way too strong pain pills daily. She is nothing like she was before and it not only affects me, her family, but also her friends too. She is slowly killing herself. She has tricked herself into thinking she needs them to function. She is afraid to try a day without the crutch of those pills. The sad truth is she is not alone. According to The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), up to 7% of patients who are prescribed narcotic or opioids analgesics to treat chronic pain will become addicted. Experts estimate that approximately 4.7 million Americans are addicted to prescription painkillers. This means that 2% of the American population is estimated to be addicted to prescription pain…

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  • Essay On The Pros And Cons Of Cortisone

    The Pros and Cons of Joint Injuries, Joint Trauma, and Joint Conditions Treated with Cortisone Should osteoarthritis, tendinitis, bursitis and other joint conditions be treated with cortisone, and to what extent should treatment take place? Skeletal problems are intertwined in treatment before cortisone treatments are administered. There are several treatments besides cortisone, such as massage, chiropractic, physical therapy, and natural remedies. One can measure quality by how safe it is…

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  • Etodolac Essay

    In-vitro studies have demonstrated greater inhibition of COX-2 than COX-1, in time independent and dependent assays as well as in assays utilizing heparinized whole blood from healthy volunteers (Woodfork and Dyke, 1997). In rats, it produces less suppression of gastric prostaglandins, PEG-2 and 6-Keto-PEG-1. 3.1.4 Pharmacodynamics ETD is an anti-inflammatory agent with analgesic and antipyretic properties. It is used to treat osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and control acute pain. The…

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  • Cocos Nucifera Case Study

    grow as tall as 80 feet. From the top of these plants sprouts a crown of pinnately compound leaves that can grow up to 15 feet in length. Native to tropical eastern regions, it is cultivated all over the world for its fruit and fiber (National Tropical Botanical Gardens, 2015). This plant’s versatility can be seen in many domestic, commercial, and industrial arenas. Inevitably, there are large amounts of raw material that go to waste in this highly profitable process, such as “husk fiber [which]…

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  • Unit 45b Level 5 Health And Social Care Essay

    45b Accounts for one’s decisions and actions by: verifying and clarifying policies, procedures and orders. A client who was abusing drugs was complaining of pain he was given the prescribed pain medication but he still complained of the pain after an hour of taking the medication and said he wanted something stronger. I advised him to wait a little longer for the medication to take effect but he refused. I checked the clients MAR and there was an order for an opioid analgesic PRN if the pain…

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  • Isomeric Purity Essay

    Enantiomeric purity The enantiomeric purity is an important issue to produce pharmaceutical products of acceptable quality. The mobile phase was optimized to discriminate ESO and S-NAP from their chiral impurity (R-isomer). For checking the method ability to separate the chiral impurities from the active isomers of each drug, spiking of the prepared pure S-NAP and ESO isomers with their corresponding racemic mixtures at 1%, 2% and 5% levels of the main peak was done. Method optimization was…

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  • Opioids In Drugs

    Opioids have been used in pharmaceutical drugs as a painkiller. Opioids are in medications like morphine, hydrocodone and oxycodone, which have been praised for their effectiveness for patients suffering extreme pain However, there have been downsides to using opioids in drugs. The use of opioids has lead to addictions and to deaths in the United States. After people take opioids as a painkiller, they can become addicted to the drug. This addiction they get can lead them deeper into addiction or…

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  • Methadone Essay

    alcohol. ZoHydro ER® A long-acting hydrocodone formulation (ZoHydro ER) contains ten times the ordinary amount of hydrocodone. Physicians have expressed concerns about its potential for abuse. A USA TODAY opinion article reviews these concerns ( An accidental administration of even one dose to a child can be fatal. DEA Scheduling All hydrocodone products, either alone or in combination with acetaminophen or other non-opioid pain relievers, are Schedule 2. Oxycodone…

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  • The Legal Effects Of Legalization: The Criminalization Of Marijuana

    The Criminalization of Marijuana Since the signing of the Marijuana Tax Act of 1937; the use, sale, and production of marijuana has been made and, for the most part, kept illegal. With all these new studies being done about the plant, many people are beginning to ask why the plant is still illegal. Even more so, people are also beginning to question why it 's still considered a class 1 substance. In order for a drug 's legality to be determined, scientists compare the health benefits…

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  • Health Benefits Of Physical Therapy (DPT)

    Successful pain management and the need to address functional problems can be accomplished through a variety of different techniques, some safer than others. To provide instant relief physicians often prescribe painkillers. Mild to moderate pain OTC over the counter oral medications like acetaminophen and NSAID 's non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs are prescribed. Stronger medications are prescribed for chronic or severe pain, thereby increasing the possibility of serious side effects and…

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