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The Harmful Nature of Drugs - ... The next day at school my best friend invited me to skip class and join him to do more marijuana. Completely opposed to this idea, I still ended up joining him. This time was different instead of being around a few people like the first time, it was just my best and I. In my head I had a completely different outlook on how the drug would be. Instead of being horrifying like the first time, it actually felt good and I liked it. My best friend seeing that I enjoyed the drug pushed me into trying more....   [tags: addiction, overdose, friendship] 1032 words
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Alcohol, Drugs and Child Abuse - ... A child learns by example, if the parents do not show these traits to their children then they will most likely do what they know in later life, which is what needs to be avoided as much as possible. They learn that hitting is an acceptable punishment when another child tries to take their toy. That child learns that it is admissible to talk down to their girlfriend or wife on into adulthood. This could be prevented. For children to be taught these things through the actions of a parent or caregiver is just unacceptable....   [tags: caretaker, suicide, bulimia] 1356 words
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Just How "Cool" Are Drugs? - Teenagers live their lives with a huge target on their back. This target draws the attention of every advertising firm, every magazine company, every actor on a television or movie screen. Everyone wants to get their attention, desperate to get them to buy something, read something, watch something. However, it’s not just the teenagers these corporations want; it’s also their parents. According to The Impact of Advertising on Teenagers, 78% of children have the power to influence what their parents buy....   [tags: Social Issues, argumentative, persuasive]
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Why People Abuse Drugs - Many do not understand why people become addicted to drugs and don’t understand how drugs change the brain. Many addicts are viewed as weak people without morals. A very common belief is that drug abusers and addicts should simply be able to stop taking drugs if they are willing to change their behavior. What many people underestimate and do not fully grasp is how complex a drug addiction can be. A drug addiction is a disease that affects the brain, and therefore an addict cannot break his addiction just by using his or her willpower....   [tags: addicts, brain, chemicals] 565 words
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Reasons Kids Do Drugs - Dating Tips for the Druggie When you here the word ‘drugs,’ what’s the first thing that comes to mind. Is it ‘those are illegal!’ Or is it more along the lines of ‘Yes, please.’ It’s no secret that as the years go on, teenagers of every generation have been getting involved with drugs, to their frantic parent’s dismay. And according to Students Against Destructive Decisions, 50% of teens have reported using an illicit drug by the time they graduate high school. So why have teenagers still been doing drugs when they’ve been proven to be more harmful then helpful....   [tags: drug use, teen drug use ] 685 words
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Sports and Performance Drugs - ... Women may get: deeper voice, cessation of breast development, growth of hair on face, stomach, and upper back, and abnormal menstrual cycles. Have you wondered why athletes are better now than in the past. Some say it’s because performance enhancement drugs. In the last few years a lot of athletes have been caught using performance enhancing drugs. Usually they have been famous people who have a lot of expectations on them and they need it so they can play better. They think that if they play better they’ll be the best there ever was....   [tags: cheating, unfair advantage] 780 words
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Should Drugs Be Decriminalized? - Should Drugs Be Decriminalized. Recreational drug use has been controversial for years. Government has deemed the use of certain drugs to be dangerous, addictive, costly, and fatal. Governmental agencies have passed laws to make drugs illegal and then have focused a great deal of attention and money trying to prohibit the use of these drugs, and many people support these sanctions because they view the illegality of drugs to be the main protection against the destruction of our society (Trebach, n.d.)....   [tags: drug policy, government, taxes]
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Legalizing Drugs to Win the War on Drugs - The validation of medicine has been an issue in politics for a long time. Many people think that the validation of drugs will give the government more control and there will be less crime on the streets. Another issue is that the government will be able to profit money off the drugs and be able to control prices and what age you will have to be to be able to buy the drug. On the issue of less crime on the streets I think that with the government controlling drugs there will be no drug dealers on the streets and no underage people using the drugs....   [tags: essays research papers] 783 words
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Legalizing Performance Enhancing Drugs - It is common knowledge that chemistry plays a vital role in the world of sports. Sports drinks, pain medication, and dietary supplements are just a few of the myriad forms chemicals are involved in athletes’ everyday training. Even so, the controversial use of performance-enhancing drugs (PEDs) has evoked serious ethical debate. I believe PEDs are merely another chapter in the book of human improvement, and by legalizing them we can help men reach their fullest potential. Exactly what are performance-enhancing drugs....   [tags: chemistry in the world of sports]
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What are Psychoactive Drugs? - Psychoactive drugs affect the brain’s functioning. It causes a change in your mood, behavior, and consciousness. These drugs should be used for disorders, but are also used recreationally. The article What Are Psychoactive Drugs and How Do They Affect Behavior. says, “Research shows that the common reasons for using psychoactive drugs are for personal gratification, like having pleasure; for temporary adaptation, as means to reduce tension, relieve boredom and fatigue, and to momentarily escape from harsh realities; curiosity; and, social pressure, that is, to feel at ease in interacting with others” (General Psychology)....   [tags: Hallucinagens, Prescriptions, Depressants]
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Drugs, Gangs and Juveniles - John seems to be getting himself involved in the wrong crowds. At his last check-in there was a noticeable gang symbol marked in between his two fingers. When confronting John about the gang, he basically avoided the question. This was his bi-weekly check which required a drug test to be administered. In which the drug test came back positive for crystal meth and marijuana. He does not seem to have a positive outlook and seem to be very uncooperative with his mother and the authorities. John possibly having a borderline drug addiction problem will only make things worse in the end for him....   [tags: personal narrative] 1074 words
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Drugs: Mind Alternating Substance - Drugs: Mind Alternating Substances Drug abuse is on the rise and many people throughout the world have some sort of addiction to some illicit drug. Some people can use recreational drugs in moderation and continue use without affecting their daily activities, but there are some people who cannot and will develop disorders like tolerance, dependence and addiction from continued use. Drugs are “any substance, solid liquid or gas that changes the function or structures of the body in some way....   [tags: addiction, abuse, dependence, tolerance] 1283 words
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Drugs and its Offenders - The United States has the world's highest incarceration rate. With five percent of the world's population, our country houses nearly twenty-five percent of the world's reported prisoners. Currently there are approximately two million people in American prisons or jails. Since 1984 the prison population for drug offenders has risen from ten percent to now over thirty percent of the total prison population. Federal prisons were estimated to hold 179,204 sentenced inmates in 2007; 95,446 for drug offenses....   [tags: narcotics law, legal reform, argumentative]
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Drugs: Tolerance and Withdrawal - Drugs cause an indescribable high, causing the imprisoned individual to be set free from their reality; however, that’s not only what drugs cause. About 200 million people around the world are drug users causing 250,000 deaths each year. Dependency on a drug then leads to a tolerance to the drug, and before the user knows it, they are addicted. Drugs are like a black hole that vacuums the user into a state of addiction which makes it even more difficult to escape and quit. However, addiction can also take place with any civilized human being....   [tags: drug addiction, anxiety, restlessness]
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Performance-Enhancing Drugs in Sports - When people think of sports, people might wonder if the greatest people in sports used performance-enhancing drugs. Steroids build mass and strength and increase tissue to boost endurance (Szumski 11). Athletes use drugs in sports to build mass and strengthen a person’s bones, increase oxygen intake, work tissues, help pain, stimulate a persons body, reduce a person weight, and to hide the fact that a person is using other drugs (Szumski 12). Things that are considered steroids or an illegal body building drugs are, Anabolic Steroids, Beta-2 agonists, human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG) , luteinizing hormone (LH), Human Growth Hormone (HGH), Insulin-like growth factors, and insulin (Szumski...   [tags: steroids, endurance, anti-doping agency]
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Overpricing on Generic Drugs - What are generics drugs. Well, in the pharmaceutical world generics have a popularity of being the cheaper version of brand named drugs. Generic drugs are medications that provide the consumer with the same equivalent quality of care as that of brand name drugs, at a much lower price. These drugs not only make medicine affordable but also have a low cost of production. Unlike the producer of the original brand name drug, the generic drug producer does not have to undergo comprehensive research, sacrifice billions of dollars or time investigating methods for the invention of any particular drug....   [tags: pharmacy, medication, insurance] 831 words
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Performance Enhancing Drugs: Steroids - Steroids: No Pain No Gain. The problems with performance enhancing drugs are that they give the user unfair advantages over other athletes and come with many health risks such as baldness. Steroid use can result in very substantial legal consequences and can ruin the user’s reputation. There are many alternatives to steroids but not all of them are safe. Different organizations have different rules on steroids, but in most cases, the user can get suspended, fined, or even both. Various types of steroids can have various short-term or long-term side effects....   [tags: athletes, sports, unfair advantage]
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Abuse of Prescription Drugs - The definition of abuse of prescription drugs is using a medication in a manner other than prescribed, by a person who it was not prescribed for, to obtain a particular experience. Many people, but especially teenagers and young adults, have turned to abusing prescription medication. Some people have an increased genetic risk of getting addicted to medications but environmental factors such as economic level, lack of employment and pressure from peers also have a significant impact. Abuse of these drugs has harmful side effects to the person abusing them but can also affect the people around them....   [tags: Prescription Drug Abuse and Addiction]
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Mexico’s War on Drugs - Every day the U.S. border patrol has to constantly keep an eye out for the smuggling of drugs by Mexican Cartels. There has been much violence due to this drug problem that has left many people near the border killed and is allowing more criminals to obtain these weapons. A lot of this attention goes to the U.S. because many of the weapons utilized in the “drug war” are U.S. made and is interfering with trading relations amongst both the U.S. and Mexico. With this current violent situation in Mexico this has transformed the flow of weapons to an even larger scale....   [tags: US Border Patrol, Mexico]
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Pediatric Drugs and Labeling - Historically, pediatric drugs have been used without the adequate research done for pediatric formulation and dosage information for children usage. There have been difficulties and lack of pediatric trials done on drugs and children received unapproved therapeutic uses based on adult formulation, which have caused harmful results in children. There is a profound need for pharmaceutical tests to be approved for safety and effective for use by children. Only few drugs have adequate labeling information and approved indication for dosage, frequency, and route of administration....   [tags: Doses, Health, Children] 683 words
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History of Medical Drugs - By the twentieth century, numerous vaccines for deadly diseases have been discovered and used periodically. Antiseptic procedures are one of them, but those vaccines were only meant to prevent diseases, not to actually cure it. Virtually, doctors wouldn't be able to do anything if someone is afflicted with a disease. In a conclusion, deadly diseases are incurable. However, history reached a point where humans can actually cure the lethal diseases and one of the cure are antibiotics that are constantly used today....   [tags: Medical Science] 1567 words
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17th Poets and drugs - The 17th century is known for some of the most infamous and most influential literary movements to this day. It brought about a plethora famous poets and writers that broke many social and literary boundaries. But with these famous poets came famous addictions. One particular weakness many Western poets of this time suffered was substance abuse. Particularly the over indulgence of opium and alcohol; especially during the Romantic era. Poets such as Thomas de Quincey, Percy Shelley, Samuel Coleridge, Charles Baudelaire, and John Keats were the most recognized for falling under substance abuse....   [tags: Opium Addiction, Literary Movements]
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Drugs and Drug Abuse - Some of the most debatable topics among the world today include drugs and drug abuse. Marijuana specifically has created uproar within the government and personal beliefs and opinions. Although controversial among society, Marijuana can be used to benefit people in many ways. For both medicinal and recreational use, Marijuana can revolutionize the world in a positive manner. The risks of the use of Marijuana are slim to none when compared to the possible developing role it could have on society....   [tags: Substance Abuse Essays]
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The War On Drugs - In recent years the so-called “war on drugs” has taken over the streets and back alleys of suburban America. It has caused a problem that mirrors the prohibition days of the 1920’s and early 30’s. Politicians trying to play “tough guy,” are only contributing to more violence. Their laws have created an underground drug-trade, in which modern drug-dealers have taken the place of the bootleggers of old. The real question is whether or not this “war” is working. Most people would like to believe that it is, and there are a few statistics that show it has....   [tags: Informative Essays]
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The Pleasure of Drugs - The Pleasure of Drugs The Oxford Dictionary defines pleasure. It is a feeling of satisfaction or joy. It is enjoyment. It is a source of pleasure or gratification. It is formally a persons will or desire. Finally they define it as sensual gratification. Now if we put these all together in one sentence, pleasure is something that brings an overall feeling of satisfaction and gratification while fulfilling desires. If that doesn’t sound good, what does. We have already determined that people naturally are drawn to altered states of consciousness....   [tags: Pleasure Drug Abuse Essays] 1532 words
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The Chemistry of Drugs - The Chemistry of Drugs Delta 9 Tetrahydrocannabinol is the primary psychoactive constituent of Cannibis sativa, and is bound to two cannabinoid receptors: CB1 receptors, located primarily in the brain, and CB2 receptors, located primarily in the periphery (Wiley & Martin 2002). A cannabinoid is defined as a substance that has pharmacological properties that resemble those of delta 9 THC i.e. " a drug that binds to CB1 and /or CB2 receptors in vitro and produces a profile of in vivo effects in the tetrad model" (Wiley 2002)....   [tags: Addictions Marijuana Health Science Essays]
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The War on Drugs - The War on Drugs To fully understand the significance and the seriousness of a War one must first fully understand the reasons that caused it in the first place. In this specific case the solution begins with several important yet seemingly simple questions…What is marijuana. How is it used. And why is it so coveted and widely distributed in Jamaica as well as the rest of the world?… All these questions help clarify the reasoning behind the war on drugs and further investigation shows how Jamaica ends up being an important country in this puzzle as well....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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The War on Drugs - WAR ON DRUGS Abstract Because of the war on drugs, prison overcrowding is vastly becoming a problem of astronomical proportion, putting a strain not only on the system of law enforcement, but on citizens as well. With studies in DNA and other forensic sciences that can pin point with exact precision the perpetrator of a crime; more and more criminal offenders are being caught, tried, and imprisoned for the crimes they have committed. Many of these crimes are initiated by the use of drugs, such as marijuana, cocaine, heroin, ice, crystal meth, angel dust, PCP, etc....   [tags: essays research papers] 1354 words
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Common drugs - 1. What is cannabis. Cannabis or marijuana is a flowering plant that includes three main types; Cannabis Sativa, Cannabis Indica, and Cannabis Ruderalis. All of those three types differ from each other by different characteristics, such as size, aroma, flower appearance, THC/CBD ratio, effect etc. Cannabis Sativa is the most common form of cannabis worldwide. Sativa provides an energetic, cerebral and inspiring “high”, usually followed by a craving for high caloric food. Almost all hemp grown for industrial purposes is Cannabis Sativa, and it is also used by people undergoing chemotherapy, AIDS treatments etc....   [tags: cannabis, marijuana, drug legallization]
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Date Rape Drugs - The newest and frightening form of drug induced rapes often involves date rape drugs. Date rape drugs makes the victims pass out and this makes them unable to resist what is happening to them and they cannot recall what happened to them during an assault. Date rape drugs also known as predator drugs are any drugs that are used in assisting in the execution of drug facilitated sexual assault. A drug facilitated sexual assault is date rape or acquaintance rape that a person does not agree to. Date rape drugs are used to assist sexual assault which includes sexual intercourse, rape, and attempted rape, touching inappropriately and putting something in the vagina since the victims do not under...   [tags: Date Rape Essays]
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Drugs Should Never be Legalized: Drugs are Responsilbe for Many Problems in Society - Everyone agrees that something must be done about the tremendous physical and emotional health problems that drug abuse causes. Concern about the abuse of drugs is so widespread that recent polls indicate it to be one of the most serious problems in today's world, threatening the security and freedom of whole nations. Politicians, health experts and much of the general public feel that no issue is more important than drug abuse. America's other pressing social problems- disease, poverty, child abuse and neglect, and corruption- often have a common element, that is drug abuse....   [tags: drug abuse, rhetorical essays, rhetoric] 1798 words
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Prescription Drugs: The Dangers of Getting Hooked - According to Phillips (2013) there are many deaths in United States each day for prescription drug overdose; “approximately 100 people die every day” (p.79). This is a crucial amount of people and significantly high compared to other drug overdoses. Prescription drug abuse has been extremely detrimental to the United States citizens and has not only affected the lives of the abusers but their friends and families too. The abuse continues to grow every year despite the efforts taken by many individuals, organizations, and state officials....   [tags: Prescription Drug Overdose, Deaths]
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Britain's illegal drugs - It has been said that illegal drug use should be used for a public health issue rather than a criminal justice issue. Criminalising drug user’s is wrong when they are having medical issues and they need the drug for their health. Also criminalising the drug causes more harm than good. At the same time, researchers say that it is to hard and dangerous to change the law, especially when there is a big difference in the government between legalization and reclassification. While many believe it is okay to treat illegal drugs as a medical problem, others feel that illegal drug use is automatically connected with criminal behavior....   [tags: Public Health Issue, Dependency]
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Is the War on Drugs Being at All Effective - Having spent over $400 billion over the course of the American drug prohibition, it’s sensible to ask the question, “Are we making any progress?” Shockingly, the answer from experts on both sides of the issue seems to be the same; a resounding “no”. It is clear at this point that the War on Drugs has ultimately failed, however the consequences of pursuing the issue have left North America in a disastrous state, with many economic as well as social issues. With people spending approximately three times as much money buying drugs as the government spends fighting against them, how can this war possibly be won when the government has to spend so much money combating in opposition to it....   [tags: American drug prohbition] 647 words
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Performance Enhancing Drugs - ... It is not fair for students to be taught to be independent and make their own decisions but once the decisions gets tough the adults around have to make it for you. Performance enhancing drugs should never be aloud no matter what age you are because it gives you and unfair advantage yet a drug like marijuana is not lethal. The person should have the right to choose if they want to put it in their body no matter what age they are or at least be given the option to do the right thing” (Opinion L.A.)....   [tags: sports, athletes, drug addiction]
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War on Drugs: Germany compared to the Netherlands - The War on Drugs One of the key aspects to consider when evaluating domestic political actors preferences towards policies pertaining to illegal drug use in both the Netherlands and Germany is to evaluate their ideological differences. The Netherlands attitude towards drug policy revolves around limiting the negative impacts illegal drug use has on society by implementing laws catered towards decriminalization. On the other hand, Germany considers drugs a detriment to society and promotes legislation that proactively restricts the flow of supply and demand of illegal drugs within the country....   [tags: Drug Enforcement, Sociology]
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The Solution to the Immoral, Unwinnable War on Drugs - ... Medical marijuana is common in the USA and Canada for conditions such as crohn's disease, whereas in the UK the continued blanket ban on forms of cannabis that aren't GW Pharmaceuticals' Sativex means that costs are too high for it to be used to help sufferers (Erhorn, 2010). Decriminalization would be a solution to all these problems, and more. Decriminalization: Why this is the route our nation must take. Economically intelligent: There is no doubt that decriminalising drugs would be an economically smart move for the United Kingdom to take....   [tags: incarceration, decriminalization, economics] 1680 words
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The Use of Performance Enhancing Drugs in Sports - ... This is a valid argument, but the risks that come with the use of performance enhancing drugs are unnecessary and avoidable, whereas the risks in playing sports cannot be evaded but can surely be minimized, for example wearing protective and specialized gear while practicing a certain sport.1 Some would argue that the use of performance enhancing drugs should be legalized but has to be regulated and used properly and safely under medical supervision, this indeed would minimize the risks involved in the use of performance enhancing drugs in sports and it would potentially increase the performance level of an athlete or a sportsperson, but this however does apply pressure to those athlete...   [tags: athtletes, caffeine, steroids] 1105 words
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Use of Performance Enhancing Drugs in Sports - The use of performance enhancing drugs in sports (doping) is done to improve athletic performance. Doping in sports has become a highly controversial topic among professional sporting venues and in the media. With the increased pressure to perform, high priced contracts, increased competition, and advanced training methods today’s athletes will try to gain an edge by any means necessary. Performance enhancing drugs used by athletes today include Human Growth Hormone (HGH), anabolic steroids, peptide hormones, amphetamines, insulin and stimulants....   [tags: Doping in Sports]
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Drugs in Sports Gives an Unfair Advantage - My topic is drugs in sports. My opinion on Drug in Sports is that is wrong and it gives an unfair advantage to the users. Doping ( taking banned drugs to improve one’s performance ) in professional sports is illegal. Many people dope because it makes them better at their sports. For some athletes, along with doping comes the ability of sporting, personal and financial reward. To many people, the difference between failure and victory may appear to be as small as a pill in the palm of someone’s hand....   [tags: doping, blood, cheating]
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Psychedelic Drugs and Their Influence on Creativity and Spirituality - ... He wanted others to be able to express their individuality through religion. Psychedelic drug use is know to alter the users perception of religion, and Timothy Leary was a perfect example of this. After several amounts of experiments and surveys it is apparent that psychedelic drug use has the ability to alter the users sense of creativity, and spirituality. However, their is room for further research on the long-term effects of psychedelic drug use. Most of the studies only record the short-term effects, leaving the long-term effects unknown....   [tags: altered states of consciousness]
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Drug Patents and Generic Drugs in Chile - Patent rights, usually lasting up to 20 years before expiration, allow the pharmaceutical company which produced the drug, the right and ability to sell it. These patents create a temporary monopoly which allowing firms who paid for production to make a profit for their investment. Generally after the patent has expired, the drug is then mass produced under generic labeling, and is often much cheaper and accessible than was the patented version. But throughout the duration of the patent, availability of the drug has become a large problem....   [tags: fta, temporary monopoly, firms] 586 words
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Performance Enhancing Drugs - Performance enhancing drugs or PEDs have become all too prevalent in sports today. It seems like every time Sport’s Center or any sports program airs there is all something mentioned about PEDs. Some people say that they make the game more exciting and some say that it is cheating. Performance enhancing drugs have always tainted modern sports due to the types of steroids, athletes that use them, and widespread use. Performance enhancing drugs are drugs that do exactly what they sound like. They enhance people’s performances....   [tags: drug abuse, dna, sports] 1560 words
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The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime Is Combating Drugs, Terrorism, and Criminal Activity - ... The second is the promotion of treaties and legislation among member nations to develop programs to counter drug activity, crime, and terrorism. The last pillar is cooperation among member states through field-based projects. The work program also seeks to obtain a number of outcomes. Interventions to achieve these outcomes include the use of international treaties by governments of the member nations to improve judicial cooperation; the use of measures taken to thwart drug production, drug trafficking, human trafficking, money laundering, corruption, terrorism, and other forms of organized crime; the use of empirical evidence-based research to influence policy and decision making; and t...   [tags: intervention, policy, abuse] 527 words
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Classifying Drugs: Dependency - There are many types of drugs and they all have similar yet very different ways to harm you. They also fall into two types of dependency categories, psychological and physical. First there are the narcotic drugs. These relieve pain by depressing the central nervous system. The main source of these types of drugs is opium. The drug of choice in this category is heroin. Because heroin has a high solubility in water it causes the street preparation for intravenous administration to be simple yet instantaneous....   [tags: Hallucinogens, Depressants, Toxicology]
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The Negative Impact of OTC and Pescription Drugs - Advil, Aleve, Tylenol, Benadryl, Sudafed, Claritin, Nyquil. The list seems to never end and they all achieve the same purpose. Forget wanting to feel better, America craves a binge drug to provide hope in the oh-so relentless cold that has been affecting them for longer than desired. Of the millions upon millions of people who daily rely on OTC and prescription drugs to suppress their cold, headache, heart burn etc, many do not understand the impact of drug consumerism on a broad scale. What is at stake....   [tags: health, abuse, intoxiation] 1271 words
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Drugs and Alcohol Violations on College Campuses - For most students, they like to go to college to gain new opportunities to experience college life and to experiment with different things. The United States has over 7,000 higher education institutions and over 15 million students (Brain Track, 2013). Drug and alcohol use is not new to the college life. Experimenting with drugs and alcohol comes with consequences. Alcohol and drug violations simply mean that the students do not abide by the policies implemented by the colleges. Approximately 110,000 college students were arrested for alcohol-related violations such as public drunkenness or driving under the influence (College Drinking, 2013)....   [tags: violations, organizations, athletes]
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The United States Failing War on Drugs - ... When looking at facts; however it could change someone’s opinion. Jeffrey A. Miron from MIT estimated that the state Massachusetts would reduce its criminal justice spending by $120.5 million per year. Most of which are court fees ($68.5 million), followed by police ($40.3 million) and corrections ($13.6 million). The United States jail more of its citizens than any other country (cato). Most of which are non violent criminals. This could be from the failed war on drugs and mandatory minimum jail sentences....   [tags: marijuana, economy, medical] 790 words
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Universal Molecular Drugs - In this essay, a new biochemical technique to fight against viral diseases is going to be introduced. Before introducing this technique, it is necessary to know the origin of diseases first. Most diseases are caused by bacteria or virus. A long time ago, antibiotics were discovered and they have the power to kill bacteria. However, there are no such powerful methods to treat viral infection. This essay begins with an explanation of the principles of how penicillin and the HIV protease inhibitor work, followed by a proposed application to heal viral diseases based on learning enzymatic mechanism....   [tags: Medical Research]
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Prescription Obesity Drugs - 1. Has FDA provided ‘sufficient guidance’ to guide development and registration of prescription diet medications. If you agree, provide examples of what you consider ‘sufficient advice’ (including date of publication). I believe the FDA does provide sufficient guidance on the development and registration of prescription diet medications. In 2007, FDA issued draft guidance that clearly defines their expectations to judge effectiveness (weight reduction and maintenance of weight loss after 1 year’s treatment)....   [tags: Pharmaceuticals]
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Performance Enhancing Drugs - Everyone has that one person who they look up to and considers them their role model. They will then do whatever they can to be just like that person. Many tri-athletes and cyclists might have looked up to Lance Armstrong as a role model since he was successful and started training at such a young age. The United States Olympic Development team invited him to train as a cyclist, which then placed eleventh in the World Championship Road Race with the best time any American has ever had” (“Lance Armstrong Biography”)....   [tags: athlete, EPO, risks] 2923 words
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Sport Enhancing Drugs - Sports in the 20th century are one of the most watched things on television. Every kid wants to grow up and be the next Derek Jeter, Usain Bolt, or even LeBron James. Sports keeps everyone thrilled and in shape, in sports people may not get along because, ethnicity or the level of talent another person has. This is why performance enhancing drugs have been the most talked about topic for decades. In many situations people are peer pressured, or in need of a certain high to get through their problems....   [tags: PED, Enhancement]
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The Negative Effect of Performance-Enhancing Drugs - Since the beginning of sporting events, athletes have looked for ways to gain a competitive edge over the other athletes. They will do whatever it takes to be one of the elite and that includes taking performance-enhancing drugs. Athletes competing at all levels pump themselves full of these drugs in order to get faster and stronger. They disregard the short term side effects and long term health risks that come with steroid use. Performance-enhancing drugs have become a controversial topic in today's sports arena....   [tags: sporths and athletic industry] 1837 words
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Drugs and Alcohol Among our Young - Drugs and alcohol have become a huge issue among young people. Laws have been made to prevent teens from obtaining alcohol and certain legal drugs, but it still happens. The biggest problem is teens do not understand how to handle alcohol and do not understand the risks or consequences. They want to be cool and fit in and have fun, but it is not all fun and games. Adolescents are able to find drugs and alcohol so easy these days. It is a scary thought to think about what our generation has come to and how the generations will be after us....   [tags: adolescents, risks, addiction] 1215 words
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The Trade and Use of Drugs in Latin America - Films often depict the trade and use of drugs in Latin America as an extremely violent situation. Countries like Columbia or Mexico are usually where the drugs come from while the United States are the destination. More times than not, Latin America plays the role of an antagonist while the United States plays the protagonist. A film about Latin America, when pertaining to the United States, can fall into one of three categories: fully Latin American, a joint effort between Latin American countries and the United States, or a film by the United States....   [tags: colombia, mexico, drug cartels]
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Effects of Drugs and Alcohol in the Oral Cavity - From the beginning of time drugs and alcohol have been a part of society for both medicinal and recreational use. Although alcohol has been around since as early as 10,000 B.C. other harmful drugs such as methamphetamine have gained popularity in the past few decades. There are also prescription drugs that are as harmful and addictive as street drugs when taken continuously in large doses over time such as Dilantin. This report will discuss in depth the long term damage of drug and alcohol abuse in the oral cavity....   [tags: methanphetamine, meth mouth]
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Performance Enhancing Drugs Are Not Worth The Risk - (Steroids). Sterility in both sexes has been documented (Kowalski 13). Acne has also been noted (“Anabolic Steroids”). While these negative side effects can be horrid and temporary, the use of performance enhancing drugs can also result in long term harm. Long-term side effects are very serious in when it comes to performance enhancing drugs. Although the long-term effects of these drugs have not been researched in great lengths, there is some evidence that they can be substantial (Reinberg). A condition called steroid rage, while rare, can occur....   [tags: steroids, side effects, harm]
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Cognitive Enhancement Drugs - In this paper, I explore whether there ought to be a rule that prohibits the use of CEDs in education. I first argue that a rule prohibiting the use of CEDs ought to exist because using CEDs thwarts the attainment of an internal good of the educational practice. One of the aims of education is to learn responsibility, thus responsibility is an internal good of education. The use of cognitive enhancements will then block students from attaining from learning this. I then object to the claim that there ought to be a rule against taking CEDs....   [tags: there should be a policy against CEDs] 761 words
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Performance Enhancing Drugs in Professional Sports - It is NFL Sunday and you are ready to see some of your favorite athletes to go head to head on the grid iron. However, you notice something a little different your favorite athlete seems to be more aggressive and his body has changed substantially. That famous athlete that you know and adore was caught for taking performance enhancing drugs that was the reasoning for your unanswered questions about his odd transformations. Bigger, better, stronger each professional athlete tries to achieve that when they are preparing to compete in their sport, but there are some that get a little help to be better, bigger, and stronger....   [tags: athletes, nfl, illegal substance]
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Performance Enhancing Drugs Used in Cycling - INTRODUCTION The use of performance enhancing drugs (PED’s) in elite cycling extends well beyond the 60’s. Evidence suggests that PED’s where used as far back as the Ancient Greeks. They used various methods of doping to gain the performance edge (Bowers 1998). People will always use and abuse substances in the pursuit to get the edge as well as personal appearance (Fernandez, Hosey). These days with equipment being technologically advanced and available to all professional teams athletes need to find a way to perform at the new levels....   [tags: sports, athletes, tour defrance ] 825 words
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Andrew Sullivan's Article on Drugs in Sports - The use of illegal substances in sports is a trendy topic in today’s society. In the last few years a copious amount of players have been under the spotlight of substance abuse, which led to a punishment for their actions. Andrew Sullivan wrote an article in the year 2004 called “In a Drugged-up Nation, the Steroid Sports Star is King”, in which he illustrates how these “pharmaceuticals” have revolutionized sports around the world but mostly in America. These drugs have had a large influence in the overall performance of the players, even if it the use of drugs is “often denied or simply overlooked”(Sullivan 1), it will lead to a lack of judgment in what is right and what is wrong....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Influence on Players]
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Deadly Trend: Over The Counter Drugs - Back then, cough medicine or painkillers were used to treat the common cold. Now in days they are being used particularly different which contradicts its initial use. More and more teens are abusing over the counter medicine, otherwise known as OTC drugs to try to achieve that “high” effect. “Many of these products are widely available and can be purchased at supermarkets, drugstores, and convenience stores. Many OTC drugs that are intended to treat headaches, sinus pressure, or cold/flu symptoms contain the active ingredient dextromethorphan (DXM) and are the ones that teens are using to get high” (“Over-the-Counter Drug Abuse”)....   [tags: Cardio Depressants, Public Awareness]
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Illicit Drugs: Albert Hofmann and LSD - Most people do not think about all the things in this world that an individual can use that could potentially cause self harm. According to an article published by CNN, there are more than 22 million illicit drug users in the United States alone. Starting from the age of 12, individuals try marijuana, cocaine, heroin, hallucinogens, inhalants and prescription drugs. A large number of these drugs are misused daily but their original means for creation was to aid health issues. However, because there are addictive qualities associated with the drugs; they tend to change their users completely....   [tags: hallucinogenic drug, psychedelic era]
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Drugs: Never-ending Circles in the Dust. - I talked to my sister again, she sounded good. It's been a while since we last had a conversation that was coherent and logical but then the last time we did it only lasted a couple months before she disappeared again. Court was last month after four DUI's, Three Driving while suspended a number of possessions of an illegal substance and a couple of drug related B&Es the system felt that the best they could do is tell her to stay clean and send her back out on to the same streets where her druggie friends and angry drug dealers are waiting to consume her....   [tags: drug addiction essay]
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Should Performance-Enhancing Drugs Be Banned? - Many Athletes are willing to do whatever it takes to become a professional. One of the easiest ways to enhance natural ability is through performance-enhancing drugs or, PEDs. PEDs are substances used by athletes to increase their performance. The use of PEDs in athletic competition can date back to ancient Greece. Athletes use PEDs to run faster, jump higher and recover at an increased pace. Many athletes are pressured into using PEDs by coaches or managers and are not thoroughly educated the harmful health issues that can come along with taking performance-enhancing drugs....   [tags: professional sports industry, steroids, PED] 1125 words
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