The Drug Book

From Arsenic to Xanax, 250 Milestones in the History of Drugs

Author: Michael C. Gerald

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company Incorporated

ISBN: 9781402782640

Category: Medical

Page: 528

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Covering everything from ancient herbs to cutting-edge chemicals, examines the most important moments in the development of pharmaceuticals and includes discussions of vaccines, homeopathic cures, and controversial treatments.

The Book of Drugs

A Memoir

Author: Mike Doughty

Publisher: Da Capo Press

ISBN: 0306818779

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 252

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Recounts the addiction and recovery of the world-renowned solo artist and former lead singer and songwriter of Soul Coughing.

The Honest Drug Book (Deluxe Edition)

A Chemical & Botanical Journey Through the Legal High Years

Author: Dominic Milton Trott

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780995593619

Category:

Page: N.A

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This is the full colour coffee table edition of The Honest Drug Book, with dimensions of 8.5" x 11" (21.59 x 27.94 cm). Produced to do justice to the hundreds of photographs, it also allows a more leisurely perusal of the contents. The Honest Drug Book presents the hidden truth about a topic which touches the lives of almost everyone. It cuts through the blustering rhetoric of the war on drugs, and documents the facts about the subject in general, and about the individual drugs specifically. This is a journey through 140 psychoactives, both chemical and botanical, each of which was personally tested and used by the author. For every drug, it lists the fundamental and sometimes life-critical information, including the anticipated onset, the common threshold doses, and the expected period of efficacy. It also describes the subjective experience: what the drug was actually like at each stage of the duration. These 'trip reports' are vital, as they help to identify pitfalls and specific risks for each substance. Often, this is achieved in a humorous and anecdotal manner, which is occasionally accentuated by the fact that the author had to travel the world to undertake the experiments lawfully. In addition to these often rich and lengthy reports, the book is crammed with data and general information, inclusive of legal briefings, relative harm tables, addiction and overdose advice, detailed reference material, and even a drug dictionary. Of critical importance is the first section, as it introduces the basics of harm reduction, in the form of a 10 step procedure to help mitigate risk. The same section explains core safety issues, such as how to test and identify a drug, and how to properly establish a dose. The book itself is lavishly illustrated with hundreds of photographs, including of the drugs themselves. The images in the botanical section also encompass some of the indigenous settings encountered on the journey. The full gamut of psychoactive chemicals and botanicals is covered. The well known include: LSD, heroin, cannabis, mephedrone, kratom, cocaine, 2C-B, DMT, yopo, methamphetamine, salvia divinorum, ketamine, ayahuasca and MDMA. The lesser known include: betel nut, 4-ho-met, changa, TPA, 4F-MPH, ephenidine, ololiuqui, cebil seeds, mapacho, MNA, celastrus paniculatus, yohimbe, and MEAI. The scope also extends beyond the most common categories of hallucinogens, stimulants, depressants, cannabinoids and opioids. Included, for example, are nootropics (smart drugs) and oneirogenics (lucid and vivid dream herbs). Another dimension, which is covered largely in the final section, is that of politics and the war on drugs. This is confronted head-on, with a statement of intent which is crystal clear: "People are dying because of ignorance. They are dying because unremitting propaganda is denying them essential safety information. They are dying because legislators and the media are censoring the science, and are ruthlessly pushing an ideological agenda instead. They are dying because the first casualty of war is truth, and the war on drugs is no different. This book is a step to counter this harrowing and destructive situation." Emphasised and underpinned throughout is personal safety and risk mitigation. This is the first and last message, and guides the entire narrative. This is a book that won't only fascinate and inform: it will save lives.

A Brief History of Drugs

From the Stone Age to the Stoned Age

Author: Antonio Escohotado

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1594775796

Category: Social Science

Page: 176

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A clear-eyed look at the instrumental role drugs have played in our cultural, social, and spiritual development. • First American publication of the surprising European bestseller. • Examines everything from the ancient use of ergot and datura to the modern phenomenon of "designer" drugs such as Ecstasy and crack cocaine. From remotest antiquity to the present era of designer drugs and interdiction, drugs have played a prominent role in the cultural, spiritual, and social development of civilizations. Antonio Escohotado demonstrates how the history of drugs illuminates the history of humanity as he explores the long relationship between mankind and mind-altering substances. Hemp, for example, has been used in India since time immemorial to stimulate mental agility and sexual prowess. Aristotle's disciple Theophrastus testifies to the use of datura by the ancient Greeks and further evidence links the rites at Eleusis to the ingestion of a hallucinogen. Similar examples can be found in cultures as diverse as the Celts, the ancient Egyptians, the Aztecs, and other indigenous peoples around the world. Professor Escohotado also looks at the present-day differences that exist between the more drug-tolerant societies like Holland and Switzerland and countries advocating complete repression of these substances. The author provides a comprehensive analysis of the enormous social costs of the drug war that is coming under increasing fire from all levels of society. Professor Escohotado's work demonstrates that drugs have always existed and been used by societies throughout the world and the contribution they have made to humanity's development has been enormous. The choice we face today is to teach people how to use them correctly or to continue to indiscriminately demonize them. "Just say no," the author says, is not an option. Just say "know" is. Antonio Escohotado is a professor of philosophy and social science methodology at the National University of Distance Education in Madrid, Spain. He travels widely, offering lectures and seminars on the subject of drugs and history.

Drugs

America's Holy War

Author: Arthur Benavie

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135694761

Category: Law

Page: 192

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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.

Illegal Drugs

A Complete Guide to Their History, Chemistry, Use and Abuse

Author: Paul M. Gahlinger

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780452285057

Category: Reference

Page: 456

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Furnishes an overview of the 178 drugs that are currently illegal in the United States, including information on their histories, chemical properties and effects, medical uses, recreational abuses, and associated health problems.

New Drugs

An Insider's Guide to the FDA's New Drug Approval Process, for Scientists, Investors, and Patients

Author: Lawrence Tim Friedhoff

Publisher: Booksurge Publishing

ISBN: 9781419699610

Category: Medical

Page: 258

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Drug development, the processes by which a chemical compound becomes a “drug” and is approved for sale by the FDA and European and Asian regulators, is not for the faint-of-heart or the shortsighted. Designing and monitoring studies, obtaining and analyzing scientific data, and reconciling clinical results against the ethical constraints and regulatory guidelines of government agencies, requires a complex interaction of in-house specialists and academic and commercial consultants worldwide. Scientific, technical, and tactical considerations play out in an environment where a balance must be struck between the often-competing interests of the corporation, its investors, government regulators, and the safety and well being of intended patients. All the while, dwindling patent protections impose an ever-contracting timeframe for success.Written to be accessible to a wide audience, NEW DRUGS provides a thorough, succinct, and practical understanding of these drug-development processes. If you're involved in the pharmaceutical industry, NEW DRUGS will provide scientific and management tools to increase the likelihood of regulatory approval at each phase of your compound's development. If you're a patient or consumer, NEW DRUGS will enable you to intelligently discuss medications with your health-care provider and empower you to make informed decisions at the pharmacy. If your portfolio, rather than your health, makes you an interested observer of the fortunes of this critical sector of the US economy, NEW DRUGS will help you to decode press releases and annual reports, so that you can recognize and invest in well-run companies with promising products.

ADHD Without Drugs

A Guide to the Natural Care of Children with ADHD

Author: Sanford Newmark

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780982671405

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 237

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For 20 years, Dr. Sandy Newmark has specialized in successfully treating children diagnosed as having "ADHD" using methods other than psychostimulant medications. Now he has put his best adivce into this book for all parents, educators and other physicians to read. He explains how to treat the whole child, not just the symptoms of ADHD, using safe and natural methods. For any child diagnosed with ADHD, even those already taking medication, this book will prove invaluable for their health, happiness, and success.

Blitzed

Drugs in the Third Reich

Author: Norman Ohler

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 1328664090

Category: History

Page: 304

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New York Times Bestseller “[A] fascinating, engrossing, often dark history of drug use in the Third Reich.” — Washington Post The Nazi regime preached an ideology of physical, mental, and moral purity. Yet as Norman Ohler reveals in this gripping new history, the Third Reich was saturated with drugs: cocaine, opiates, and, most of all, methamphetamines, which were consumed by everyone from factory workers to housewives to German soldiers. In fact, troops were encouraged, and in some cases ordered, to take rations of a form of crystal meth—the elevated energy and feelings of invincibility associated with the high even help to account for the breakneck invasion that sealed the fall of France in 1940, as well as other German military victories. Hitler himself became increasingly dependent on injections of a cocktail of drugs—ultimately including Eukodal, a cousin of heroin—administered by his personal doctor. Thoroughly researched and rivetingly readable, Blitzed throws light on a history that, until now, has remained in the shadows. “Delightfully nuts.” — The New Yorker NORMAN OHLER is an award-winning German novelist, screenwriter, and journalist. He is the author of the novels Die Quotenmaschine (the world’s first hypertext novel), Mitte, and Stadt des Goldes (translated into English as Ponte City). He was cowriter of the script for Wim Wenders’s film Palermo Shooting. He lives in Berlin.

The Book of Highs

255 Ways to Alter Your Consciousness without Drugs

Author: Edward Rosenfeld

Publisher: Workman Publishing

ISBN: 152350384X

Category: Psychology

Page: 272

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Blow Your Mindfulness An encyclopedia for the curious and courageous, The Book of Highs catalogs the hundreds of ways humans can alter consciousness, minus drugs and alcohol. Drawn from cultures around the world, here are positive techniques—Self-Hypnosis, Alterations of Breathing, Fervent Prayer, Spinning. And here are “negative” techniques—Self-Flagellation, Sleep Deprivation, Fire Walking. Methods derived from religious and mystic traditions—Transcendental Meditation, Tea Ceremony, Tantric Sex. Methods that use devices, from the domestic Metronome Watching, to the state-of-the-art Brain-Wave Biofeedback, Electrodermal Activity (EDA), Ganzfeld Effect, and Psychedelic Bathtub. Whether you’re looking for a life-changing adventure—like Skydiving—or something to do every day, just to change things up—like Zen Morning Laugh—The Book of Highs will get you there.

Chasing the Scream

The First and Last Days of the War on Drugs

Author: Johann Hari

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 1620408929

Category: Social Science

Page: 400

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The New York Times Bestseller The Book Behind the Viral TED Talk For the first time, the startling full story of the disastrous war on drugs--propelled by moving human stories, revolutionary insight into addiction, and fearless international reporting. What if everything you think you know about addiction is wrong? One of Johann Hari's earliest memories is of trying to wake up one of his relatives and not be able to. As he grew older, he realized he had addiction in his family. Confused, unable to know what to do, he set out on a three-year, 30,000-mile journey to discover what really causes addiction--and what really solves it. He uncovered a range of remarkable human stories--of how the war on drugs began with Billie Holiday, the great jazz singer, being stalked and killed by a racist policeman; of the scientist who discovered the surprising key to addiction; and of the countries that ended their war on drugs--with extraordinary results. His discoveries led him to give a TED talk and animation which have now been viewed more than 25 million times. This is the story of a life-changing journey that showed the world the opposite of addiction is connection.

Pediatric Injectable Drugs

The Teddy Bear Book

Author: Stephanie J. Phelps,Tracy M. Hagemann,Kelley R. Lee,A. Jill Thompson

Publisher: ASHP

ISBN: 1585285412

Category: Medical

Page: 944

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Pediatric Injectable Drugs, also known as “The Teddy Bear Book,” is one of the ASHP’s most recognized and trusted resources dedicated to helping pharmacists treat pediatric patients with injectable drugs. For more than 20 years, pharmacists and hospital pediatric teams have looked to Pediatric Injectable Drugs (The Teddy Bear Book) for the most comprehensive research-based information on pediatric intravenous infusions. Now for the first time since 2013, a new edition of this trusted resource is available! The “Teddy Bear Book”, is the only reference of its kind that focuses on the unique issues that pediatric practitioners face when dealing with pediatric injectable drugs, such as limited fluid amounts, limited intravenous sites, and maximum doses. The updated edition of this comprehensive resource by respected editors Stephanie J. Phelps, PharmD, BCPS, Kelley R. Lee, PharmD, Amanda Jill Thompson, PharmD, and Tracy M. Hagemann, PharmD, FCCP, includes 15 new monographs and updates based on the latest evidence-backed literature.

Buzzed

The Straight Facts about the Most Used and Abused Drugs from Alcohol to Ecstasy

Author: Cynthia Kuhn,Scott Swartzwelder,Wilkie Wilson,Leigh Heather Wilson,Jeremy Foster

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393329858

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 367

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Provides information on the most often used and abused drugs, including how they manipulate the brain.

Eating Drugs

Psychopharmaceutical Pluralism in India

Author: Stefan Ecks

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 081478917X

Category: Social Science

Page: 233

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A Hindu monk in Calcutta refuses to take his psychotropic medications. His psychiatrist explains that just as his body needs food, the drugs are nutrition for his starved mind. Does it matter how—or whether—patients understand their prescribed drugs? Millions of people in India are routinely prescribed mood medications. Pharmaceutical companies give doctors strong incentives to write as many prescriptions as possible, with as little awkward questioning from patients as possible. Without a sustained public debate on psychopharmaceuticals in India, patients remain puzzled by the notion that drugs can cure disturbances of the mind. While biomedical psychopharmaceuticals are perceived with great suspicion, many non-biomedical treatments are embraced. Stefan Ecks illuminates how biomedical, Ayurvedic, and homeopathic treatments are used in India, and argues that pharmaceutical pluralism changes popular ideas of what drugs do. Based on several years of research on pharmaceutical markets, Ecks shows how doctors employ a wide range of strategies to make patients take the remedies prescribed. Yet while metaphors such as "mind food" may succeed in getting patients to accept the prescriptions, they also obscure a critical awareness of drug effects. This rare ethnography of pharmaceuticals will be of key interest to those in the anthropology and sociology of medicine, pharmacology, mental health, bioethics, global health, and South Asian studies.

Dopesick

Dealers, Doctors, and the Drug Company that Addicted America

Author: Beth Macy

Publisher: Little, Brown

ISBN: 0316551287

Category: Psychology

Page: 384

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The only book to fully chart the devastating opioid crisis in America: An unforgettable portrait of the families and first responders on the front lines, from a New York Times bestselling author and journalist who has lived through it. In this masterful work, Beth Macy takes us into the epicenter of America's twenty-plus year struggle with opioid addiction. From distressed small communities in Central Appalachia to wealthy suburbs; from disparate cities to once-idyllic farm towns; it's a heartbreaking trajectory that illustrates how this national crisis has persisted for so long and become so firmly entrenched. Beginning with a single dealer who lands in a small Virginia town and sets about turning high school football stars into heroin overdose statistics, Macy endeavors to answer a grieving mother's question-why her only son died-and comes away with a harrowing story of greed and need. From the introduction of OxyContin in 1996, Macy parses how America embraced a medical culture where overtreatment with painkillers became the norm. In some of the same distressed communities featured in her bestselling book Factory Man, the unemployed use painkillers both to numb the pain of joblessness and pay their bills, while privileged teens trade pills in cul-de-sacs, and even high school standouts fall prey to prostitution, jail, and death. Through unsparing, yet deeply human portraits of the families and first responders struggling to ameliorate this epidemic, each facet of the crisis comes into focus. In these politically fragmented times, Beth Macy shows, astonishingly, that the only thing that unites Americans across geographic and class lines is opioid drug abuse. But in a country unable to provide basic healthcare for all, Macy still finds reason to hope-and signs of the spirit and tenacity necessary in those facing addiction to build a better future for themselves and their families. "Everyone should read Beth Macy's story of the American opioid epidemic" -- Professor Anne C Case, Professor Emeritus at Princeton University and Sir Angus Deaton, winner of the Nobel Prize in Economics

Blockbuster Drugs

The Rise and Fall of the Pharmaceutical Industry

Author: Jie Jack Li

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199737681

Category: Medical

Page: 224

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"This book uses the cases of several landmark drugs to discuss the history of the pharmaceutical industry, and discusses what could be next"--Provided by publisher.

Designer Drugs

Author: Lawrence Clayton

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780823926022

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 64

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Presents comprehensive information to help teenagers cope with the dangers and attractions of abusing designer drugs.

Mosby's Drug Guide for Nursing Students, with 2016 Update

Author: Linda Skidmore-Roth

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323172970

Category: Medical

Page: 1280

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Find the reliable, in-depth drug information you need! Mosby's Drug Guide for Nursing Students, 11th Edition with 2016 Update keeps you up to date with this constantly changing field by providing information on more than 4,000 generic and trade name drugs - including 20 new FDA-approved drugs. Each drug monograph includes complete dosing, administration, and nursing process information, so you'll always be sure that you're practicing medication safety. In fact, what sets this handbook apart is its detailed coverage of rationales and explanations, drug-specific nursing diagnoses, and IV drug information. From trusted nursing pharmacology expert Linda Skidmore-Roth, the Drug Guide also includes a companion website with how-to videos, NCLEX? exam-style questions, patient teaching guidelines, and more. More than 4,000 generic and trade-name drugs are profiled, covering almost every drug you will administer in practice or in clinicals. Comprehensive drug monographs include generic names, Rx or OTC availability, pronunciations, U.S. and Canadian trade names, functional and chemical classification, controlled-substance schedule, do-not-confuse drugs, action, uses, unlabeled uses, dosages and routes, available forms, side effects, contraindications, precautions, pharmacokinetics, interactions (including drug/herb, drug/food and drug lab test), nursing considerations, and treatment of overdose. Alphabetical organization by generic name provides quick and easy access to vital information. Common and life-threatening side effects are organized by body system, showing signs to watch for during assessments. Black Box Warnings provide alerts to dangerous or life-threatening adverse reactions. Safety Alert icon highlights the most critical interactions and side effects. UNIQUE! Full-color inserts show how drugs work and provide fast access to basic intravenous administration techniques and skills. Coverage of IV drug administration highlights dosage and IV administration instructions, including safety considerations and Y-site, syringe, and additive compatibilities. Nursing Process steps are used as the framework for organizing all nursing care information. A companion website includes updates with recently approved drugs, videos and animations, drug dosage calculators, NCLEX? exam-style questions, Canadian drug information, patient teaching guidelines, and more. A table with complete pharmacokinetic information includes the mechanism and absorption of the drug as well as its action, duration, and excretion. Flexible, water-resistant cover provides durability in the clinical setting. 20 NEW monographs provide up-to-date content on added or newly released drugs. Thousands of new and updated drug facts cover areas such as doses, side effects, interactions, and nursing considerations. Ethnic alert icon indicates safety information specific to populations of varying ethnicities. Student resources on the Evolve companion website include video clips of medication administration via IV, injection, oral, topical, and drops; animations of how drugs act in the body; and safety content relating to the most common medication errors.

Drugs, Crime, and the Justice System

Author: N.A

Publisher: DIANE Publishing

ISBN: 9781568064178

Category:

Page: 310

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An overview of how the U.S. justice system combats illegal drugs. Discusses the intersection of the control of crime and the control of drugs, and medical, educational and financial systems. Also gathers information from other disciplines, such as social work, pharmacology, and economics. Discusses the consequences and extent of illegal drug use; the business of illegal drug cultivation, manufacture and merchandising; the U.S. response to drugs both past and present; and the justice system1s response to illegal drugs. Graphs and charts.

Drugs in Neurology

Author: Wellcome Trust Translational Medicine and Therapeutics Fellow Sathiji Nageshwaran,Consultant Neurologist Heather Wilson,David Ledingham,Professor of Neuropharmacology Neuroscience Physiology and Pharmacology Anthony Dickenson, PhD, Fmedsc

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199664366

Category:

Page: 672

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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.