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 […]
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. […]
Human Rights Day: Treatment for addiction – a basic right, not a privilege
Often people inadvertently stumble into the world of addiction, whether to alcohol or prescription drugs, simply due to lack of knowledge and awareness. Addiction does not follow class, category, sect, religion, gender, age or country. Since anyone can develop an addiction, it is only fair that no one is denied treatment based on their color, […]
Heavy marijuana users more likely to end up with low-paying jobs: Study
Too much of anything is bad and the same holds true for the commonly abused drug marijuana. The prevalence of marijuana use has been steadily increasing in the country with many researches confirming that heavy marijuana use can fog up the brain, leading to a state of perplexity and confusion. This condition can result in […]