Are workplace drug-testing norms in sync with legalized marijuana environment?
The legalization of medical marijuana in 29 states, including the District of Columbia, and recreational use in eight of these has resulted in a dilemma for the workforce as well as the employers. In states such as California and Colorado, where cannabis consumption is legal, employees can be fired, or not be considered for a […]
Generic drug – Part 3: Is it safe to take generic medication?
Generic drugs are inexpensive medicines that like a brand-name drug contain the same active ingredients and cause similar therapeutic effects. Besides the above features, they have the same safety, strength and quality. However, they do not comprise the same inactive ingredients and are marketed once the patent of the brand-name drug has expired. In the […]
Generic drugs – 2: How effective is generic medication?
When a generic drug is produced, it has to meet several rigorous standards set by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The generic version of a brand-name drug is usually introduced when the manufacturer’s patent on the drug expires. Although generic drugs carry the same specifications as that of branded drugs, they often have […]
Destructive nature of addiction does not end with only the user
Drug addiction can ruin the lives of those suffering from it as well as their friends and families. Though many stereotypes are believed to fall prey to addiction, anybody in the society can be its victim. Drug abuse can occur on streets, in doctors’ offices or in educational institutes, among other walks of life. The […]
Commonly abused prescription drugs – 1: Signs and symptoms of Valium addiction
Valium, commonly known as diazepam, belongs to a class of drugs called benzodiazepines. It is a prescription medication used to treat anxiety, alcohol withdrawal, convulsive disorders and muscle spasms. It is also used as a sedative or tranquilizer. Valium affects the brain and reduces activity in the nervous system. Valium can be ingested orally with […]
Generic Drugs – 1: Addiction to generic drugs posing threats in America
Prescription drug abuse has become more rampant than ever in America. As per a recent report by the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM), most of the accidental deaths in the United States are a result of drug overdoses, with prescription pain relievers being the most widespread cause with 20,101 overdose deaths in 2015 alone. […]