Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs and Cardiovascular Risk (Clinical Practice)

Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs and Cardiovascular Risk (Clinical Practice)

Medications to relieve pain and inflammation are among the most commonly used drugs in our society today. The traditional non-selective non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and the selective cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) inhibitors are effective anti-inflammatory and analgesic agents used in a wide range of acute and chronic medical conditions. The gastrointestinal adverse effects are well recognised. There […]

Vital Breast Cancer Drugs Highlight Funding Ethics (Izindaba)

Vital Breast Cancer Drugs Highlight Funding Ethics (Izindaba)

The ongoing reluctance to proclaim two breast cancer drugs proven to slow early disease progression and save lives for specific indications has frustrated State medical oncologists anxious to thrash out a speedy solution, especially in the Western Cape. They are in urgent talks with resource-constrained Western Cape and national pharmaceutical coding committees, whom they say […]

Club Drugs: Review of the 'Rave' with a Note of Concern for the Indian Scenario (Report)

Club Drugs: Review of the ‘Rave’ with a Note of Concern for the Indian Scenario (Report)

Introduction ‘Raves’ are parties with loud, electronic “techno-rock” music, laser light shows, and all-night dancing held in clandestine locations, including warehouses, nightclubs, and farm fields (1). These first became popular in Great Britain in the late 1980s. The underground or noncommercial music featured at raves which is produced by computers and include little or no […]

The Gender Dimension of Non-Medical Use of Prescription Drugs in Europe and the Mediterranean Region

The Gender Dimension of Non-Medical Use of Prescription Drugs in Europe and the Mediterranean Region

In recent years, the non-medical use of prescription drugs (NMUPD) has caused increasing public concern around the globe. Women constitute a special risk category for NMUPD and understanding gender as it relates to this phenomenon is now a critical requirement for effective policy and practice. Intended primarily for policy makers and researchers, this Pompidou Group […]

Non-medical and illicit use of psychoactive drugs

Non-medical and illicit use of psychoactive drugs

This volume is devoted to descriptions of non medical as well as medical uses for some drugs that have typically, or not so typically, been associated with drug abuse. One major objective of this book is to identify costs and benefits of drug abuse. The book highlights drugs including 3,4 methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA), cannabinoids, opioids and methylphenidate  because […]