Drugs in Neurology

Author: Sathiji Nageshwaran,David Ledingham,Heather C. Wilson,Anthony Dickenson

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0191641243

Category: Medical

Page: 656

View: 5260

Part of the Drugs in series, this book provides an easily accessible pocket-sized guide to the use of medications when treating patients with neurological ailments. Drugs in Neurology covers the breadth of medications used in modern neurology, including each drug's indications, contra-indications, side-effects and important interactions. The underlying pharmacology also feature (where known). Practical aspects related to prescribing and therapeutic drug monitoring are covered and based on the most up-to-date evidence-based guidance. Each drug monograph contains a small section drawing on the wisdom of the senior contributors of each chapter with regards to using the medication.

Drugs During Pregnancy and Lactation

Handbook of Prescription Drugs and Comparative Risk Assessment

Author: Christof Schaefer

Publisher: Gulf Professional Publishing

ISBN: 9780444507631

Category: Medical

Page: 368

View: 7464

The care of pregnant women presents one of the paradoxes of modern medicine. Women usually require little medical intervention during an (uneventful) pregnancy. Conversely, those at high risk of damage to their own health or that of their unborn require the help of appropriate medicinal technology, including drugs. Accordingly, there are two classes of pregnant women, the larger group requires support but not much intervention, while the other needs the full range of diagnostic and therapeutic measures applied in any other branch of medicine. This book presents the current state of knowledge about drugs in pregnancy. In each chapter information is presented separately for two different aspects of the problem seeking a drug appropriate for prescription during pregnancy, and assessing the risk of a drug when exposure has already taken place. Practising clinicians who prescribe medicinal products to women who are, or who may become, pregnant, will find this volume an invaluable reference.

Sex, drugs & economics

eine nicht alltägliche Einführung in die Wirtschaft

Author: Diane Coyle

Publisher: Campus Verlag

ISBN: 9783593374284

Category: Economics

Page: 286

View: 3702



Cultures, Controls and Everyday Life

Author: Nigel South

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761952350

Category: Social Science

Page: 164

View: 1471

This authoritative overview of drugs and society today examines: whether a process of `normalization' of drugs and drug use is under way; the debate over prohibition versus legislation; `drugs' and `users' as `other' or `dangerous'; drugs and dance cultures; drug use among young women; images of `race' and drugs; medical responses to drugs; policing strategies and controlling drug users; drug control and sport; and the question of prohibition versus liberalization.


Author: Les Iversen

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198745796


Page: 144

View: 5390

The twentieth century saw a remarkable upsurge of research on drugs, with major advances in the treatment of bacterial and viral infections, heart disease, stomach ulcers, cancer, and metal illnesses. These, along with the introduction of the oral contraceptive, have altered all of our lives. There has also been an increase in the recreational use and abuse of drugs in the Western world. This Very Short Introduction, in its second edition, gives a non-technical account of how drugs work in the body. Reviewing both legal (alcohol, nicotine, and caffeine) and illegal drugs, Les Iversen disscusses why some are addictive, and whether drug laws need reform. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

Illegal Drugs

Author: Paul Gahlinger

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781440650246

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 480

View: 5898

Does Ecstasy cause brain damage? Why is crack more addictive than cocaine? What questions regarding drugs are legal to ask in a job interview? When does marijuana possession carry a greater prison sentence than murder? Illegal Drugs is the first comprehensive reference to offer timely, pertinent information on every drug currently prohibited by law in the United States. It includes their histories, chemical properties and effects, medical uses and recreational abuses, and associated health problems, as well as addiction and treatment information. Additional survey chapters discuss general and historical information on illegal drug use, the effect of drugs on the brain, the war on drugs, drugs in the workplace, the economy and culture of illegal drugs, and information on thirty-three psychoactive drugs that are legal in the United States, from caffeine, alcohol and tobacco to betel nuts and kava kava.


Author: G.L. David

Publisher: Universities Press

ISBN: 9788173713866

Category: Pharmaceutical chemistry

Page: 175

View: 2756

Drugs have played a central role in the progress of human civilizations. There are many important stages before a compound is used as a drug to treat a disease. The first stage is drug discovery; the second stage is the manufacture; and the third stage is the formulation of the drug in the form of tablets, capsules, injections and solutions Some drugs like penicillin have been discovered quite accidentally, while some plantderived drugs have been known to man since very early times;....

Drugs in America

Author: Robert Emmet Long

Publisher: Hw Wilson Company


Category: Political Science

Page: 250

View: 3476

Discusses the trafficking of drugs in the U.S., efforts to curb illegal drug use, and the controversies surrounding the legalization of drugs

Drugs of Abuse

Author: Simon Wills

Publisher: Pharmaceutical Press

ISBN: 9780853695820

Category: Medical

Page: 399

View: 4998

Accessible guide for healthcare professionals offers data on drug abuse. Updated edition includes material on gamma hydroxbutyrate and the Internet as an information resource. Also discusses LSD, OTC, cannabis, opioids, performance-enhancing drugs, and volatile substances.

Peace, Love and Drugs?! Die Gefahr der chemischen Drogen

Die Gefahr der chemischen Drogen

Author: Robert Sasse

Publisher: epubli

ISBN: 3737549567

Category: Self-Help

Page: N.A

View: 3986

Der Höhepunkt der 68er-Bewegung bildete das legendäre Volk- und Rockfestival, welches 1968 in Woodstock unter dem Motto “Love, Peace & Music” bzw. “Make Love not War” durchgeführt wurde. Neben dem exzessiven Konsum von Alkohol, Nikotin und Marihuana verzeichnete die 68-er Bewegung einen explosionsartigen Anstieg im Konsum chemischer Drogen. Auch heute erfreuen sich chemische Drogen in der Partyszene steigender Beliebtheit. Doch wie gefährlich sind chemische Drogen wirklich?

Sex, Drugs & Broiler

Wir sind ein geiles Volk

Author: Andrea Kuritko

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3981640608

Category: Fiction

Page: 200

View: 8131

Die Mauer war gefallen und Deutschland seit ein paar Monaten wiedervereinigt. Aus Neugierde folgte die dreiundzwanzigjährige Protagonistin ihrem lebenslustigen, in jeder Hinsicht unersättlichen Chef nach Leipzig, beobachtete das wilde Treiben und stellte sich den neuen Aufgaben und Herausforderungen: "Wie ordnet man, buchhalterisch einwandfrei, die zahlreichen Geliebten seines Chefs? Was in aller Welt sind Haushaltstage und Broiler? Kann man Bier aus verrosteten Kesseln trinken und graue Sülzen essen? Warum muss man sich ausgerechnet in einen dreizehn Jahre älteren, verheirateten "Ossi" verlieben? Was passiert, wenn man "aus Versehen" in die Ludenszene Leipzigs gerät? Wer löst bargeldlose Geschäftsfreunde im Puff aus und was rät man einem Anwalt, der seine Sekretärin schwängert? Was ist der Unterschied zwischen einem Einbruch und Nacktschwimmen und wer bewahrt den Chef vor dem Größenwahn? Wurde der Chef steinreich oder landete er hinter Gittern - und was habe ich oder der Broiler damit zu tun? ... Fragen über Fragen ... "Lütte, erzähl ... !", das Schottisch-Berliner Urgestein, der Kurzgeschichtenautor Mark Galsworthy, lässt nicht locker. An der Bar der Moritz Bastei werden an diesem Abend viele Geschichten erzählt, zwei Jahre später erblicken diese in "Sex, Drugs & Broiler" von Andrea Kuritko und "Neulich in der Moritz Bastei" von Mark Galsworthy das Licht der Bücherwelt ...


America's Holy War

Author: Arthur Benavie

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135694761

Category: Law

Page: 192

View: 5735

Using the best scientific evidence, Drugs: America's Holy War explores the impact and cost of America’s "War on Drugs" – both in tax spending and in human terms. Is it possible that US drug policies are helping to proliferate, not prevent, a multitude of social ills including: homicide, property crime, the spread of AIDS, the contamination of drugs, the erosion of civil liberties, the punishment of thousands of non-violent people, the corruption of public officials, and the spending of billions of tax dollars in an attempt to prevent certain drugs from entering the country? In this controversial new book, award-winning economist Arthur Benavie analyzes the research findings and argues that an end to the war on drugs, much as we ended alcohol prohibition, would yield enormous international benefits, destroy dangerous and illegal drug cartels, and allow the American government to refocus its attention on public well-being.

Youth and Drugs

Society's Mixed Messages

Author: Hank Resnik,Stephen E. Gardner,Raymond P. Lorion,Carol E. Marcus

Publisher: DIANE Publishing

ISBN: 9780788102967

Category: Drug abuse

Page: 174

View: 4926

Examines past and present societal influences that have fostered the continued use of licit and illicit drugs by Americans from virtually every walk of life. Presents the analyses and viewpoints of prevention and communications experts on how "mixed messages" are often sent to American youth regarding acceptable use of alcohol and other drugs. Analyzes public and private sector policies, practices, and regulatory initiatives aimed at reducing and eliminating alcohol and other drug problems.

Drugs and Narcotics in History

Author: Roy Porter,Mikulas Teich

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521585972

Category: History

Page: 227

View: 3091

A collection of essays exploring the complex history of drugs and narcotics throughout historyfrom ancient Greece to the present dayshows that such substances were sought originally as healing agents, both within and without the medical profession. However, the mood- and mind-altering characteristics of some have led to the widespread abuse and legal controls we see today.

Drugs and Society

Author: Glen R. Hanson,University of Utah Salt Lake City Utah Glen R Hanson,Peter J. Venturelli,Annette E. Fleckenstein

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers

ISBN: 1449689876

Category: Medical

Page: 576

View: 6788

Updated to keep pace with the latest data and statistics, Drugs and Society, Twelfth Edition, contains the most current information available concerning drug use and abuse. Written in an objective and user-friendly manner, this best-selling text continues to captivate students by taking a multidisciplinary approach to the impact of drug use and abuse on the lives of average individuals.A new modern design and robust ancillary package help students understand and retain key learning objectives from each chapter and prepare for class. Key Features Include:- Family Matters: Examples of how genetics and heredity contribute to drug abuse and its issues.- Prescription for Abuse: Current stories that illustrate the problems of prescription abuse and its consequences.- Holding the Line: Vignettes intended to help readers assess governmental efforts to deal with drug-related problems.- Case in Point: Examples of relevant clinical issues that arise from the use of each major group of drugs discussed.- Here and Now: Current events that illustrate the personal and social consequences of drug abuse.- Highlighted definitions: Definitions of new terminology are conveniently located on the same page of their discussion in the text.- Learning objectives: Goals for learning are listed at the beginning of each chapter to help students identify the principal concepts being taught.- Summary statements: Concise summaries found at the end of each chapter correlate with the learning objectives.- Chapter questions: Provocative questions at the end of each chapter encourage students to discuss, ponder, and critically analyze their own feelings and biases about the information presented in the book.

Drugs, Photochemistry and Photostability

Author: Angelo Albini,Elisa Fasani,Royal Society of Chemistry (Great Britain)

Publisher: Royal Society of Chemistry

ISBN: 9780854047437

Category: Medical

Page: 326

View: 3639

Since Pasteur in 1846, scientists have been aware that many drugs are photoreactive, but until recently research in this area had been somewhat limited. However, since the introduction of acutely sensitive analytical methods, the realisation of the need to identify the photochemical properties of a potential drug as early in its development as possible and the increased attention to the phototoxic effect of drugs, more details are becoming available. Drugs: Photochemistry and Photostability presents the basic elements of the science, and serves as an excellent introduction to this emerging field of photochemistry. Detailed experimental conditions for photostability studies are given, along with a discussion of the recently implemented ICH Guidelines for drug photostability. With contributions from international experts in the field and including a comprehensive literature review, this book provides all the up-to-date information needed by researchers in many fields, especially medicinal and pharmaceutical chemistry.

Our Right to Drugs

The Case for a Free Market

Author: Thomas Szasz

Publisher: Syracuse University Press

ISBN: 9780815603337

Category: Medical

Page: 199

View: 788

Readers will be surprised and enlightened after reading Thomas Szasz's passionate arguments for the legalization of drugs. Rather than dwelling on the familiar impracticality and unfairness of drug laws, he demonstrates the deleterious effects of prescription laws, which place people under lifelong medical supervision.

The War on Drugs

An International Encyclopedia

Author: Ron Chepesiuk

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 0874369851

Category: Law

Page: 317

View: 2242

Here is the whole story of the world of drugs—from the infamous Opium Wars to the legal availability of narcotics in the United States during the past century; from the unexpected boost given to illicit drugs by Prohibition to the great success of the French Connection.

Drugs and Society

U.S. Public Policy

Author: Jefferson M. Fish

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780742542457

Category: Political Science

Page: 228

View: 5574

The focus of this edited collection is a thoughtful multidisciplinary presentation of past and present U.S. drug policies and whether they are winning the so-called war on drugs (they aren't!). For the great majority of ills ascribed to "drugs" are actually caused by the black market created by drug prohibition; the more successful the war on drugs is in making the drug trade a dangerous business, the greater are the profits from increased prices, and hence the greater the incidence of disease, corruption, social disorder, and death. Drugs and Society provides individuals with the information they need to construct an alternative policy.


Dilemmas and Choices

Author: Royal College of Psychiatrists

Publisher: RCPsych Publications

ISBN: 1901242447

Category: Philosophy

Page: 291

View: 3836

This book, written by a multi-disciplinary group of experts, aims to stimulate an informed debate about the possible alternatives to these unsuccessful policies. It describes the historical reasons why alcohol and tobacco are legal while heroin and amphetamine are not. It discusses the reasons why people use drugs, the consequences of their doing so and the benefits and limitations of treatment. The authors investigate the lessons to be learnt from previous attempts to curb drug and alcohol use, how the 1.4 billion pounds that the UK Government currently devotes to drug control might be better spent in future, and what would be likely to happen if cannabis, or even heroin, were to be 'legalised'.