Statistics show that particular demographic sections of modern society are given excessive access to prescription medication, especially where such intervention is not warranted. There are many social factors to blame for the situation…
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n the context of special sciences, in particular biology and psychology; an answer to the second inquiry must necessarily come from the region of philosophy—a discipline that investigates the nature of those phenomena beyond the purview of scientific enquiry. Nevertheless, our third question—a question of what party is granted the intellectual authority over dictating the limits of normality—remains an enigma. Who is it who defines this category of being in the context of the other two questions that revolve around issues of science and philosophy together? In our modern society, it seems that the intellectual authority on the third question is anyone—whether that anyone consists of a pharmaceutical corporation, a primary care physician, or a concerned parent. The apparent lack of authorities on this matter, as well as the evident deficiency in standards for deciding, has led to a situation wherein abnormality with respect to mental illnesses and social deviation is a matter decided either by uninformed consensus or by the person who can either shout the loudest or can pay the most for advertising.
In the following examination, I shall uncover a few essential truths relating to the current crisis: popularly called an “epidemic” of overmedication in many areas of our modern society. These truths deal primarily with the sociopsychological and economic origins of the emergency—and consequently, the solutions that shall be offered will be grounded primarily in said regions of particular interest. Such problems and solutions are by no means exhaustive and by no means never before recognized by those seeking truth in the matter. However, the approach of this essay is one of hierarchical causal recognition; or, in other words, an identification of how certain events have brought about other causal factors—ultimately compounding the problem to create such a widespread epidemic. The most elemental causal factors under consideration in the following is
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Television in the U.S. has become increasingly involved in helping people diagnose their own ailments by telling them which drugs they should be taking. The pharmaceutical companies argue that these commercials are necessary to make consumers aware of new treatments available, but these types of commercials have an overall negative effect.
This makes the US the highest spender in terms of actual dollars per capita, as well as Gross Domestic Product (GDP). Prescription drugs amount to 10% of overall healthcare expenditure, about $250 billion in 2009 (GAO, 2011). The following chart outlines the evolution of government spending on prescription drugs.
Prescription drugs are however only safe for those for whom the prescription drugs are prescribed as they are only recommended after the doctor has thoroughly examined them. The use of prescription drugs is on rise in the United States; Patel & Rushefsky (2006) noted a substantial increase in the use of prescription drugs from the early 1990s. According to the Department of Health and Human Services almost fifty percent of the American population takes at least one prescription drug while the use of three prescription medications was common among 16.5% of Americans.
Addiction in Pregnancy to Prescription Drugs Abstract Addiction to prescription drugs among pregnant women causes harm to the unborn child. This behavior is also dangerous and risky to the life of those women who do it. The abuse can be of many ways. One of them is using the drugs against the rules and regulations instructed by a provider or using someone else medicine.
One such current event problem is the issue of abuse of prescription medication, and in an article in New York Times written by Tavernise, the US Food and Drug Administration decided to strengthen considerably restrictions on prescribed medication drugs, like Vicodin, narcotic analgesics and Oxycodone (Tavernise, 2013).
The patient’s right to information and his active participation in the diagnosis and treatment of his disease are the clear positive arguments in favor of such advertising. The main argument against such advertising is the risk of self medication with prescription drugs without clear awareness of the harmful side effects.
This study will explore what prescription drug abuse is, signs and symptoms and its relevance to management in terms of the impacts on an organization.
SAMHSA (1) defines prescription drug abuse as the use of prescription
Materials used are like plastics which are put down in layers of different shapes on the CPU. This is unlike the traditional 3D printing where materials were removed to create the wanted shape. The most used techniques in 3D