Morphine is derived from Opium. Many people were suffering from alcohol addiction and Morphine was used as the “cure” for the alcohol addiction. Morphine is far worse than alcohol and doctors were well aware. Doctors preferred to have people addicted to Morphine because it was socially and domestically safer. Alcoholics were more likely to beat their wives and children and cause havoc upon the city (“The Problem of Pain Relief”).
Rolling in Ecstasy: MDMA Use in the United States Many people may find it difficult to believe that a drug claimed to be able to kill within one usage actually is beneficial and safe for treating a wide variety of medical diseases. This is especially the case for the infamous and reportedly deadly “club drug,” MDMA or Methylenedioxymethamphetamine. MDMA was first synthesized by Merck Pharmaceuticals in 1912 as a potential headache medication, but after finding no connection they deemed further studies unnecessary. This caused the drug to essentially vanish until 1977, when a chemist by the name of Charles Shulgin took a second look at MDMA and discovered that Merck may have been very wrong. Dr. Shulgin found the drug to be therapeutic and christened it “window” as he felt it
Prescription drug abuse is the use of a medication without a prescription, in a way other than as prescribed, or for the experience or feelings elicited. According to several national surveys, prescription medications, such as those used to treat pain, attention deficit disorders, and anxiety, are being abused at a rate second only to marijuana among illicit drug users. The consequences of this abuse have been steadily worsening, reflected in increased treatment admissions, emergency room visits, and overdose deaths. Explaining the
Apothecaries were more than pharmacists, since they actually acted as a doctor for minor ailments and dispensed the medicines. Now, the only ones calling themselves an Apothecary are those that are re-enacting or they mix things like cosmetics for special orders. In this essay I am going to be describing two different types of apothecary bottles, Label Under Glass Bottles and Apothecary Jars that apothecary's and pharmacies used. Label Under Glass Bottle The first type of these bottles are Label Under Glass bottles. Label Under Glass bottles or (LUG), were the stock and trade of compounding pharmacist all over the United States.
They are used as a step toward the recovery process. Although both medications are used to treat addiction and withdrawal, they produce similar effects. Methadone is a synthetic opiate, while suboxone contains only low levels of opiates. Therefore, methadone has more of a potential for addiction with higher risk factors if abused. Some of these factors include, respiratory problems, stomach problems, impaired judgment, and overdose that could potentially lead to death.
It also discusses the types of opioids like synthetic opioids and semi- synthetic opioids. This article explains where opium came from and how it was used and abused way before they used it to make modern day pain pills. They also go over the legal history of opioids up to how we got to where we are today. This article is a factual document written by a medical doctor about opium. This research offers people information on how we got to where we are today gives an insight to what we could have done to change or prevent to the problems that we are dealing with in modern day.
Codeine is a Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved drug which branches from the opioid analgesics which reduces and/or eliminates pain. It’s in medicine and is similar yet weaker than morphine. When used, one needs to follows doctor’s orders just like every other medication, because it may result in addiction if the prescription is not followed. It also connects to the human nervous system. Although Codeine is legal in the United States, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) supervise its manufacturing because it’s only legal with a prescription.
Most people take medicine because of their doctors prescribes them. People in the United States have used prescription drugs for nonmedical reasons. This is prescription drug abuse. It is a serious and growing problem. Prescription drug abuse is when someone takes a medication that was prescribed for someone else or they take their own prescription.
Letâ€™s take, for example, the drug OxyContin, letsâ€™ examine what happened to this medication. Just like Marijuana, It was created to help people from pain, but turned out to be a menace to society. Prescriptions being altered, doctors giving excessive amounts of money, addicts breaking into pharmacies and hurting people. The legalization of marijuana will bring more criminal activity because of the lack of impaired judgment associated with the drug. An individual will have impaired judgment and altered decision making if found to be under the influence of
Homeopathy Treatment Remedies and Alternatives The goal of homeopathy treatment is to stimulate the body's ability to heal itself by giving very small doses of highly diluted substances that in larger doses would produce illness or symptoms, an approach referred to as "like cures like". This therapeutic method was developed by German physician Samuel Christian Hahnemann at the end of the 18th century, and has been adopted world wide as an alternative way in which to heal many disorders. Classical homeopathy remedies are guided by two principles; one is the principle of similars in which it is believed like cures like and an illness can be healed by a substance that produces similar symptoms in people that are healthy. The second principle which is the law of minimum dose or principle of dilutions, states that the lower the dose of the medication, the more effective it will be. In most classical homeopathy remedies they are so diluted that molecules of the healing substance are no longer present.