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Is an “over the counter” overdose antidote a good move?

September 26, 2015

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If you’ve ever been in or around the world of drug addiction, then you probably know all about the drug Naloxone (Brand name: Narcan). Narcan is a lifesaving “overdose antidote” (available in both injection and nasal spray), that can completely rid the body of opioid molecules in a matter of minutes and restore breathing in a […]

Reasons why you shouldn’t buy your drugs from Amazon

October 23, 2014

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Not picking on Amazon, I love Amazon. It’s one of America’s largest retailers, and one of my most cherished one-stop shop for everything. From the comfort of my living room and a few clicks on my computer, I can get almost anything in two-days (Hello Amazon Prime!). Therefore, I am not going to assume that you were […]

What the DEA rescheduling of Hydrocodone products to Schedule II means for you

August 25, 2014

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In the U.S, there is a progressive five-category system put in place by the congress for controlled substances, classified as Schedule I through V. There are classed in decreasing order of potential psychological or physical dependence, where Schedule I drugs are the most dangerous with potentially severe psychological or physical dependence and Schedule V drugs have the lowest potential […]

What we know so far about the Ebola “secret serum” drug – ZMapp™

August 5, 2014

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ZMapp™ was formulated in January 2014 by Mapp Biopharmaceutical Inc., of San Diego, California, a company founded in 2003 that focuses on “unmet needs in global health and biodefense”. It was then produced in Owensboro, KY by a company named Kentucky BioProcessing. It is grown in specially modified leaves of tobacco (Nicotiana bethamiana), which are “infected” with a […]

Common ailments you can treat without drugs

June 10, 2014

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Sometimes we just don’t feel like taking over-the-counter (OTC) or prescription drugs, and sometimes we’d like to but don’t have access to one right at that very moment. Therefore I came up with this list as a guide for those days when you don’t have the luxury of medications at your disposal. Here are some ways […]

Should prescription drugs be advertised on TV?

May 19, 2014

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It usually goes a little something like this: [A young attractive lady in black sits on a park bench looking depressed, then a pretty animated butterfly comes around and perches on her nose, immediately perking up the depressed lady. Her outfit is suddenly transformed to a pretty pink color, signalling the end of her drab emotional […]

Choosing the right anti-malarial drug

April 25, 2014

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Every year, World Malaria Day is commemorated on the 25th of April and recognizes global efforts to control malaria. In honor of this effort, I hope to share some information on malaria for U.S residents and travelers. Malaria is caused by a parasite called Plasmodium vivax (P.vivax), which is transmitted via the bites of infected […]