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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 treat a life-threatening condition called toxoplasmosis caused by a parasitic infection. Daraprim was originally sold for $18 a pill and was increased to $750 a pill overnight. “He said that with the new profits, the company could invest in researching a…

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    Fentanyl is a pharmaceutical drug in a class of drugs called opioids. Initially, fentanyl was used in the 1960s for severe pain and surgical procedures. Nowadays fentanyl is used for patients with chronic pain. Majority of fentanyl users are in their late twenties all way down to age 14. About 0.5 to 1 percent of fentanyl users die annually. In 2015, close to 300 people died from fentanyl in Alberta. Fentanyl used in the streets is illegally prepared in clandestine laboratories. Since fentanyl…

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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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    purpose of this essay is to analyze pharmaceutical drug abuse within the United States and Canada. For the reason that I am unaware of the ‘war on drugs’ within Canada and want to find similarities and differences within statistics of pharmaceutical drug abusers within each nation. What is pharmaceutical drug abuse? It is when you ‘abuse’ a medication that was received from a legal doctor, essentially misusing it for other purposes such as reducing side effects from another drug, getting high…

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    past few years has been the use of medical marijuana versus the use of pharmaceutical drugs. Patients and doctors automatically turn to chemical filled pharmaceutical drugs when trying to treat diseases and disorders. Treatment using medical marijuana is becoming a popular form of medicating. Medical marijuana is a beneficial natural plant in the medical community, but people do not understand that the similarities between pharmaceutical drugs and medical marijuana are so close that one should…

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    of talk recently in the news about how money spent on prescription drugs has increased 3% in 2013, which results to about $329.2 billion. Those are astonishing numbers, now if you take that number and you divide it by how many people live in the US, that works out to be about $1,000 per person spent on prescription drugs. Since doctors hold the key in prescribing drugs, some doctors are prescribing certain drugs that pharmaceutical companies are requesting them to prescribe even thought that…

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    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 pregnant women and their child in positive and negative ways. These pharmaceutical drugs have helped women maintain health conditions and aid in overcoming the discomforts a pregnancy brings, yet have the potential to cause harm to the fetus. Studies have been rather limited in both their research and results,…

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    It is well known that plants contain an abundant source of medicinal properties. It has been estimated that between 25-50% of current prescription pharmaceutical drugs available are derived either directly or through semi-synthetic modifications of natural occurring substances aka the use of bioactive molecules. 
 Stated in the Cancer Therapy ; Fabricant and Farnsworth (2001), reported that 80% of 122 plant derived drugs were related to their original ethnopharmacological purposes.
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    advantage that the homeless have nothing left to lose. Pharmaceutical companies especially, as they create drugs for a medical purpose, need to test for any extreme side effects and the validity in terms of healing sicknesses. There are clinical trials that volunteers sign up for knowing there is an incentive involved in a form of money. These volunteers give written consent, get interviewed to determine eligibility, and then experimented on. On the other…

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    helps patients with illnesses instead of pharmaceutical drugs helping the patients die quicker. As we know the cost of pharmaceutical drugs are going up in price by the minute, but there have been some studies that Marijuana is helping more patients and its less cost effective then medicine. We know that many people are against marijuana drug, and we have a lot of politicians that are fighting that this drug to be more harmful then good for patients. Many States are starting to follow Colorado…

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