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    Health Canada. The counterpart in the United States is the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The regulatory body is tasked with ensuring the…

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    Opioid Addiction Research

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    deter the abuse of opioid addiction. The Associated Press released a statement that President Donald Trump is promising to increase efforts to fight against the country's opioid addiction epidemic. President Trump has been quoted saying that his administration wants "to help people who have become so badly addicted" (AP, 2017). The president announced a new commission to fight against the opioid epidemic at an event Wednesday at the White House with New Jersey Governor Chris Christie leading…

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    One might assume that counterfeit pharmaceuticals wouldn’t pose as such a large problem due to stringent government programs such as the FDA. But, unfortunately, these drugs sneak under the FDA radar and aren’t regulated in the slightest. The FDA is the Food and Drug Administration and it is responsible for monitoring the safety, efficacy, quality and security of a variety of products distributed across America and other US territories. Their aim as an organization is to inform and educate…

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    also known as diet pills or anti-obesity drugs controls or reduces weight by regulating the absorption of calories. Weight loss medications are available as Over-the-Counter drugs, prescription drugs and herbal supplements. Prescription drugs are FDA regulated. These drugs are issued strictly with a doctor’s prescription, the doctor also closely monitor’s their use. Certain weight loss prescription drugs with Scheduled stimulants are regulated by the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA). OTC…

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    economic controversy that surrounds pharmaceutical have evolved into more complex and politicized because of the increase in worldwide trade. Pharmaceuticals draw in many parties, including patients, physicians, other health workers, manufacturers and drug sellers. The complicatedness of managing pharmaceutical, the large number of concerned one with a vested interest complicated and the financial worth of the product makes pharmaceutical systems defenseless. The field also associates important…

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    The Effects of Pharmaceutical Drugs on Pregnancies Do the benefits outweigh the risks that affect both mother and child? Word Count: Effects of Pharmaceutical Drugs on Pregnancies Pharmaceutical drugs are defined as drugs prescribed by a doctor or bought over-the-counter(OTC) for medicinal purposes. In relation to pregnancies, prescription and OTC drugs can affect them in both positive and negative ways. They have helped women maintain health conditions and aid in…

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    Monopolies Vs Drugs

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    In the text, Issues in Economics today, Robert Guell states that in 2009 prescription drugs amounted to 10% of all U.S. health spending. When a new medication is developed it is issued a patent .A patent allows the inventor to have exclusive rights to sell the product, thus creating a monopoly. These monopolies can be more important on certain types of drugs. Orphan drugs or drugs that treat diseases that only a small number of people suffer from are granted longer patents. Without the longer…

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    that they do not need and they are now burden with the cost of that prescription drug. Often times, there is pressure on healthcare providers from the big pharmaceutical companies to sell their drugs to patients. Leonard J. Weber, a professor at the University of Detroit, talks about the ethics of the prescription drug marketing, in his book, Profits before People? Ethical Standards and the Marketing of Prescription Drugs. The healthcare industry market is different from the market of other…

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    This, coupled with organic chemistry (which began with the production of urea), really pushed the science towards its present form. Soon, companies like Bayer, Pfizer, and Roche turned towards research and the creation of large-scale manufacturing of drugs, which was only more propelled by the government’s desire to treat certain conditions widespread in the population and to alleviate the injuries of the world wars. Unfortunately, it wasn’t until the problem of thalidomide and adverse side…

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    consumers. In 1906 the Pure Food and Drug Act was the first regulation passed by Congress to standardize drug companies. The Federal Trade Commission, FTC, in charge of advertisements in the United States, could not manage…

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