Archive for August, 2010
Top 10 adverse side effects of prescription drugs
The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) has created a fact guide about prescription and obver-the-counter medications. We review the top three classes of prescription drugs typically misused, and their side effects in this brief synopsis.
Prescription drug abuse: What pills are we popping?
Americans currently abuse three classes of medications: depressants, pain killers, and stimulants. But what’s the difference between Ambien and Adderall? Learn more about subclasses and medication brand names here.
No prescription pharmacy websites: 10 ways to protect yourself
Buying drugs online is quick, easy and private. Even the FDA says so. In fact, Over 29 million websites have been indexed by Google and are related to pharmacies that do not require prescriptions. But before you buy drugs online, consider these suggestions first.
Signs of prescription pill addiction
What red flags indicate that prescription pills have become a problem in your life? Prescription pill addiction can be characterized by increased tolerance for a drug or by withdrawal symptoms when the drug is not taken. But what are some other signs of Rx dependency? More here.
Social causes of prescription drug addiction
For almost 10 years, prescription medication abuse has been second only to marijuana use in the U.S. It is a fast growing epidemic that affects our youth, our adults and our seniors. But why are Americans misusing prescription drugs? And what social institutions have contributed to the growth of prescription drug addiction? We investigate here.
Top 10 search queries for prescription drugs online
Over 54,000 people search the internet to buy prescription drugs (legally or illegally) every day. Although some search terms are generic, others are highly specific and targeted by medication. Here’s a brief look at the Top 10 keywords related to buying prescription drugs online.
Purchase medications without a prescription? Who’s dealing?
The most recent national survey on drug use was completed by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHA) in 2008. Click here to learn where pill poppers are getting their stash.
Prescription drug use and types of drugs on the rise
The go-to references for measuring prescription drug use in America are called the MTF and the NSDUH reports. We help you learn more about these baseline surveys. We also present a summary of the most important statistics for prescription drug use from 2008 and 2009. Get the facts here.
BOOK REVIEW: Raise the Bottom
This book promises to tell you how to keep “secret alcoholics” from hurting your business. Does it live up to its promises to help you protect the workplace? As always, an honest review here.
Florida pain clinics – Too much or too little regulation?
Need a fix? Why not join the thousands of others who are heading to Florida to get legal doses of pain pills? Well, the state legislature is hoping to make that more difficult. More info on how laws are toughening up on Florida pain clinics.