The Drug Classroom
Aug 29, 2016
That Drug Expiration Date May Be More Myth Than Fact
July 18, 2017
The box of prescription drugs had been forgotten in a back closet of a retail pharmacy for so long that some of the pills predated the 1969 moon landing. Most were 30 to 40 years past their expiration dates …
A dozen of the 14 compounds were still as potent as they were when they were manufactured, some at almost 100 percent of their labeled concentrations.
Old And Overmedicated: The Real Drug Problem In Nursing Homes
December 8, 2014
Federal law prohibits the use of antipsychotics and other psychoactive drugs for the convenience of staff. It’s called a “chemical restraint.” There has to be a documented medical need for the drugs.
The Wrong Pill Can Play With Your Mind
By JAIME LOWESEPT. 30, 2017
WHEN I was 16, I was admitted to U.C.L.A.’s neuropsychiatric institute. I’d been suffering from increasing paranoia (I thought war was imminent; I thought I would be called into battle) and lack of sleep (I paced our staircase into the early hours of morning). Most profoundly, I thought my parents were actually secret agents, …
Depakote D.R. (for delayed release)
Depakote E.R. (for extended release).
One study led by researchers at the Yale School of Medicine found that 58 percent of people who were prescribed a psychotropic medication within the study group of roughly five million had no psychiatric diagnosis.
healthy children who take too much Ritalin can exhibit “extreme perseverance”— for example, being unable to pause a video game when it’s time for dinner, persisting with one topic of conversation without being able to switch gears, or feeling emotions such as anger for a longer time than a situation warrants.
What Does It Take To Get A Drug Banned For Enhancing Athletes’ Performance?
June 14, 2016
Maria Sharapova appealed a two-year suspension for taking the banned drug meldonium.
Allyl isothiocyanate is the organosulfur compound with the formula CH2CHCH2NCS. It is responsible for the pungent taste of mustard, radish, horseradish, and wasabi. This pungency and the lachrymatory effect of AITC is mediated through the TRPA1 and TRPV1 ion channels.
It is slightly soluble in water, but more soluble in most organic solvents.
Based on in vitro experiments and animal models, allyl isothiocyanate exhibits many desirable attributes of a cancer chemopreventive agent.