Lack of pharmacological training causes overuse and misuse of drugs
- Where drugs come from. // Minnesota Medicine;Mar2013, Vol. 96 Issue 3, p8
A chart is presented that presents the variety of sources at where drugs come for people who abuse prescription pain medications.
- Warning: This drug may cause orgasms and hair regrowth. Pesmen, Curtis // GQ: Gentlemen's Quarterly;Feb99, Vol. 69 Issue 2, p118
Explores the areas where drugs developed for one purpose are prescribed for different reasons. Potential female use of the erectile drug viagra; Ability of testosterone supplements to build youthful bodies; Prescription of Propecia to prevent hair loss.
- Misuse of prescribed drugs documented. Scott, Lisa // Modern Healthcare;10/9/95, Vol. 25 Issue 41, p88
Reports on the results of a study conducted by researchers at the University of Arizona, Tucson on the misuse of outpatient prescription drugs, which was published in the October 9, 1995 issue of the periodical `Archives of Internal Medicine.' Annual medical cost of drug-related morbidity and...
- Searching For Answers: Proper Prescribing of Controlled Prescription Drugs. Brown, Martha E.; Swiggart, William H.; Dewey, Charlene M.; Ghulyan, Marine V. // Journal of Psychoactive Drugs;Jan-Mar2012, Vol. 44 Issue 1, p79
Prescription drug abuse is increasing at alarming rates in this country. Most often drugs are obtained through relatives or friends. An important step in addressing this problem is educating healthcare providers in the proper prescribing of scheduled drugs. Physicians and other healthcare...
- Activities of the pharmacists in a teaching hospital in Nepal. Palaian, Subish; Alam, Kadir // Southern Med Review;Dec2008, Vol. 1 Issue 1, p6
The article features the activities of the pharmacists of the Department of Hospital and Clinical Pharmacy at the Manipal Teaching Hospital (MTH) in Nepal. It relates the role of qualified pharmacist at the department in striving to address several problems related to the incorrect medications...
- Playing With PAIN KILLERS. Kalb, Claudia; Raymond, Joan; Pierce, Ellise; Smith, Sam; Wagner, Jay P.; Gordon-Thomas, Jeanne; Wirzbicki, Alan // Newsweek;4/9/2001, Vol. 137 Issue 15, p44
Discusses the problem of addiction to prescription drugs in the United States. Statistics on medication misuse or abuse; How prescription painkillers such as Vicodin and OxyContin work; Question of who is to blame for misuse of these drugs; Doctors' fear of prescribing medications;...
- Factors associated with adherence to drug therapy: a population-based study. Bardel, Annika; Wallander, Mari-Ann; Svärdsudd, Kurt // European Journal of Clinical Pharmacology;Mar2007, Vol. 63 Issue 3, p307
To investigate adherence to prescription in a female population aged 35â€“65 years. Postal questionnaire study of 2991 randomly sampled 35- to 64-year-old women in seven provinces of central Sweden. The study was performed in 1995 as a cross-sectional postal questionnaire study in seven...
- Stemming the Tide. Bednar, Joseph // BusinessWest;Apr2004, Vol. 20 Issue 12, p68
Reports on the abuse of prescription drugs in the U.S. Call of legislators for a strict law on legal prescription drugs; Accessibility to prescription drugs; Prevalence of unregulated Internet pharmacies.
- Mixed message on prescription drug abuse. Vastag, Brian; Vastag, B // JAMA: Journal of the American Medical Association;5/2/2001, Vol. 285 Issue 17, p2183
Reports on a campaign against abuse of legally prescribed drugs being launched by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA). Challenges of determining illegitimate use; Solutions to the problem which include raising awareness and education of physicians, patients, and pharmacists; Studies...