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 […]

Interaction Between Anti-Hypertensive and Non-Steroidal Anti Inflammatory Drugs: Implications in Management of Osteoarthritis and Opinion on a Compromise Therapy (Report)

Interaction Between Anti-Hypertensive and Non-Steroidal Anti Inflammatory Drugs: Implications in Management of Osteoarthritis and Opinion on a Compromise Therapy (Report)

INTRODUCTION Arthritis is an important cause of pain, disability, economic loss and burden on the individuals and society. (1) Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis and joint disorder worldwide. (2) It is a chronic degenerative disease of synovial joints with exacerbations of acute symptoms, resulting from degeneration of articular cartilage together with changes […]

Defending Claims Related to Prescribing Drugs Or Using Medical Devices (Medicolegal Issues)

Defending Claims Related to Prescribing Drugs Or Using Medical Devices (Medicolegal Issues)

Review of health care liability claims since the early 1990s shows that without interruption there has been some form of mass tort litigation involving medical devices or products. The 1990s began with the breast implant litigation that is finally now in its last death throes. The breast implant litigation was succeeded by the pedicle screw […]

Effectiveness of Altering Serum Cholesterol Levels Without Drugs (Disease/Disorder Overview)

Effectiveness of Altering Serum Cholesterol Levels Without Drugs (Disease/Disorder Overview)

Drug therapy with statins and other agents can result in dramatic lipid-lowering effects. Despite the wealth of data supporting the beneficial effects of pharmacologic therapy on cardiovascular risk, patients often express a desire to accomplish similar goals with diet alone. And, except for patients with extreme cholesterol elevations, consensus panels all promote dietary therapy as […]