๐Ÿ’Š Essays on Pharmacology

Marijuana for Medicinal Purposes in the US

Introduction First, it was medical marijuana; next, it will be alcohol and so on and so forth. The problem the country faces with medical marijuana is similar to the one it faces when the issue of legalizing abortion nationwide or physician-assisted suicide came into view. Both of these areas are...

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Analysis of the Pharmaceutical Industry

Introduction The pharmaceutical industry should be discussed in the context of its global expansion. The problem is that the global business world has altered significantly in recent decades, leading to positive and negatives outcomes for globally oriented industries (Gaudilliรจre 2015). Buyer behaviour has changed significantly, resulting in the generation of...

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Use of Repeated Intravenous Ketamine Therapy in Treatment-Resistant Bipolar Depression With Suicidal Behavior

Introduction An article Use of Repeated Intravenous Ketamine Therapy in Treatment-resistant Bipolar Depression with Suicidal Behavior: a Case Report from Spain describes the efficacy of ketamine as a treatment for bipolar depression with signs of suicide (Lรณpez-Dรญaz, et al., 2017). Main effects of ketamine The authors point out that “ketamine...

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Sickle-Cell Patients and Hydroxyurea: Examining Methodology and Design

Qualitative Methodology and Design In their study, Walker, Farzan, Gaydos, DeCastro, and Jonassaint (2016) discussed the perceptions of Hydroxyurea among patients suffering from the sickle-cell disease (SCD). Since the authors of the study focused primarily on the qualitative aspects of the issue, the qualitative research method was preferred. Particularly, an...

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Dose-Response Concept in Toxicology

The concept of dose-response is widely used in many biological disciplines and, in particular, in toxicology. According to Calabrese (2016), this dependency reflects the relationship between a specific dose of a particular substance and the number of those affected. In toxicology, this concept is utilized to identify the tendency to...

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Psychopharmacology: Mental Health Medications

The term mental illness is used to describe a particular model or behavioral disorder characterized by unusual actions and motifs (Hart & Ksir, 2014). A patient suffering from mental disorders demonstrates a set of symptoms that deteriorate the quality of his/her life significantly. For this reason, there is a great...

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Hydroxyurea Therapy for Sickle Cell Disease

HU Effects on Progression of SCD Symptoms Sickle cell disease (SCD) is associated with specific chronic and acute patient complications, including organ and tissue damage and severe episode of sickle cell crisis (SCC), which increase the risk for premature mortality. However, research evidence suggests that HU may change the prognosis...

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Pharmacology of Drugs and Abuse: Alprazolam and Adderall

Alprazolam General Description Alprazolam is an anxiolytic agent, a triazolobenzodiazepine derivative that has sedative, anticonvulsant, and central muscle relaxant effect. The drug is marked by the anxiolytic activity that is expressed in the reduction of emotional stress, anxiety, and panic attacks, which is combined with a moderately pronounced hypnotic effect...

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Generic Drugs vs Name Brand Drugs

Market structure According to the US government report of 2007, the market structure for both the prescription drugs (brand-name drugs) and generic drugs are changing significantly. It notes that for the last four decades there, is a small increase, in demand, for prescription drugs due to the increasing use of...

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Prescription Drug Abuse as a Health Issue

Even though following the prescriptions of doctors and strict adherence to the course of treatment are mandatory conditions for the recovery process, excessive attachment to certain drugs may become a problem. In particular, prescription drug abuse is the issue that is relevant today and should be discussed at the state...

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Pharmaceutical Industry in History and Future

History of the Industry The pharmaceutical industry is a relatively new industry, the origins of which can be traced to the mid-19th century. Until that time, there was no mass production of drugs; apothecaries relied mainly on natural remedies, which were ineffective in solving the most prevalent health issues of...

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