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    supplements, herbs, and therapies appear safe, but are clinically unproven, and in conventional medicine, prescription drugs are closely regulated, but not always safe. Both forms of medical treatment have their advantages and disadvantages. Nonetheless, the use of alternative medicine and conventional medicine can be integrated more effectively to decrease prescription drug use, give people healthier options, and lower health care cost. In integrating alternative therapies with conventional…

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    Dietary Supplements

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    (Weeks). Prescriptions are needed and should be placed on every drug and supplement that is available to the consumer. The public needs to be told how to take the supplement, how much is an appropriate dose, when to take it, and what possible side effects there are. Consumers just assume that if a supplement is on a shelf in a store and doesn’t need a prescription, that it is automatically safe to use and take whenever and with whatever food or drink they want, but they are very wrong. “Of 21…

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    Big Pharma Pros And Cons

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    actually a relatively accurate depiction of the harsh reality of FDA-approved pharmaceutical drugs. In a study published in the year 2000 by the American Medical Association, an estimated 106,000 deaths occurred per year from “non-error, adverse effects of medications”…

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    Are exorbitant prices for prescription drugs a contributing factor to the high mortality and morbidity rates among Americans patients? Sometimes I often wonder if the issue of one’s inability to pay for their needed meds to get well is the result of some patients dying prematurely, more so, than the actual sickness or disease. As a result of these high prices for prescription drugs, some patients are taking risky measures by not taking their medicines as prescribed. According to the Center for…

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    Advertising Drugs Are Bad

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    Advertising drugs isn 't entirely a positive thing . Not everyone needs drugs or wants them . Not to mention the advertisement may not hit the target audience it needs to hit . If an ad is shown several times in a brief amount of time , the repeated advertisement will annoy people or pressure them to buy it . Some drugs can hurt people more than help them but the patient doesn 't find that out until later . In addition , while drug advertisements encourage people to seek medical advice from…

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    The psychotropic drug market, one of which that has only come to existence a few decades ago, has boomed into a massive industry with billion dollar profits. Pharmaceutical drug companies used distinct marketing tactics in order to lure in potential clients to be prescribed their drugs. With the highest priority of pharmaceutical companies being profit, the public health of United States citizens is at risk. The psychotropic drugs prescribed by professionals paid by these companies cause many…

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    Pharmaceutical Drug Prices

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    The regulation of pharmaceutical drug costs should take precedence in the United States Government due to the issue that prices are becoming too unbearable for the working class and low class citizens to afford. Many families are now having to decide whether or not to continue buying into these lifesaving medicines, or use their money for other basic needs, risking their health. An issue that sparked this need for regulation was Martin Shkreli raising the price of Daraprim, which is used to…

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    Sun Pharma Case Study

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    In 2009 the US Food and Drug Administration said it halted reviews of all drug applications including data developed at Ranbaxy's Paonta Sahib Plant in India because of a practice of falsified data and test results in approved and pending drug applications. In…

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    Biotechnology is studied through technologies and products so in today’s society our health, life, and our planet can and will be improved through science and technology. In biotechnology over the years has created legal issues in clinical research. In order to better understand biotechnology let’s start from the very beginning where the three main agencies oversee biotechnology and that’s the USDA, EPA, and FDA. These agencies allow biotechnology legally and safety be made but must be followed…

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    The pharmaceutical market in the United States is not a price regulated market, meaning the price of the drugs can be placed at any price without question. Due to the lack of regulation the pharmaceutical industry is the largest profit gaining industry in the United States market. Although this is great for the industry, it is not enjoyable for the consumers. Many Americans cannot acquire the medications they need to better their health because of the high costs. The World Health Organization…

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