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Why do consumers purchase specific drugs for various ailments, sicknesses or diseases they might have? Why do physicians prescribe certain drugs over competitive drugs that may be available to the public? Why is it that most of us can easily name specific drugs that fit the many ailments of today’s society? On the surface the answer might be as simple as good TV advertising or radio commercials or even internet adds. The truth of matter is the major pharmaceutical manufacturers own the patents on these drugs and this gives them all of the marketing budget and muscle they need to promote the drug and control the pricing.
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What would be the profile of the most likely candidates to use CAM therapies? Three main reason individuals use conventional and alternative medicine rather than traditional method of healing are as follows: a conventional medical professional suggested them, thought it would be interesting to try and some thought conventional treatments would not work and it was too costly. “Of those who used alternative medicine for treatment purposes, 59.9% had positive reasons for this use, and 33.7% had negative reasons relative to conventional care.” (Nahin, Dahlhamer, Stussman, & 2010, p. 227) The reason why Alternative medicine was so popular was that many people thought it would be worth the try. Because of this statement research suggest this; there were no differences in looking at people with more than one health requirement. (Nahin, Dahlhamer, Stussman, & 2010, p. 227) What would be the profile of t... ... middle of paper ... ...e medicine, do so for their overall wellness, as well as to treat specific diseases or conditions.
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However, it made sense because prescription drug use flies under the radar and they are readily available. As well, they are medications, which are use to initially used to treat medical conditions. However, due to maladaptive risk factors, environmental factors, and the afore mentioned accessibility abuse use runs ramped. Additionally, I found very interesting notion from that National Institute on Drug Abuse that asserts that the elderly individuals are more likely to be long-term and multiple prescriptions abusers. They go further to say the reason is because of mental decline and out of financial necessity because of the high cost of healthcare.
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