An individual visits a doctor when he/she faces a medical problem. Whether it is a serious or minor one, a person expects their doctor to prescribe certain medications that can help them recover from their illness or injury. The medicines prescribed by a doctor are intended to make a person feel better and get cured…
Prescription drug abuse is the illicit use of prescription drugs for recreational purposes. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), the commonly abused classes of prescription drugs include opioids (for pain), central nervous system (CNS) depressants (for anxiety and sleep disorders) and stimulants (for ADHD and narcolepsy).
With at least 46 confirmed deaths across several American states, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has temporarily banned the synthetic drug “Pink”. Known as U-47700 in the medical community, the drug was legal in most of the U.S. states, including Arizona. With the ban on Pink, the drug will now be categorized under Schedule I..
In March 2015, by all appearances, pilot Andrea Lubitz deliberately slammed Germanwings flight 479525 into the French Alps killing all 150 passengers and crew. Following the crash, the German police searched Lubitz’s home. According to local newspaper Die Welt, authorities found clear evidence that Lubitz suffered from a psychosomatic illness. The investigators discovered multiple prescriptions..
In 2002, the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America—PhRMA—issued its Code on Interactions with Healthcare Professionals. The voluntary Code serves as a guide for pharmaceutical representatives on what is appropriate and what is inappropriate when they wine and dine physicians in the hopes the latter will prescribe the latest company drug. According to the code,..