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Neuropharmacology
... Neuropharmacology is the study of how drugs affect cellular function in the nervous system ... neuropharmacology focuses on the study of how drugs affect human behavior (neuropsychopharmacology), including the study of how drug dependence and addiction affect the human brain ... with the overall goal of developing drugs that have beneficial effects on neurological function ...
King Pharmaceuticals - Company History
... King initially manufactured drugs for other pharmaceutical companies, but soon established a strategy of acquiring branded prescription drugs, which have a much higher gross margin than contract ... King obtained about twenty smaller branded drugs and then went public in June 1998 ...
Drug Policy Alliance - Overview
... The Drug Policy Alliance was formed when the Drug Policy Foundation and the Lindesmith Center merged in July 2000 ... Veteran journalist Walter Cronkite spoke out against the War on Drugs in support of the DPA ... I am speaking of the war on drugs ...
Therapeutic Drug Monitoring
... Therapeutic drug monitoring (TDM) is a branch of clinical chemistry and clinical pharmacology that specializes in the measurement of medication concentrations in blood ... Its main focus is on drugs with a narrow therapeutic range, i.e ... drugs that can easily be under- or overdosed ...
Characteristics of Drugs Subject To Therapeutic Drug Monitoring
... In a small group of drugs, this is impossible, as insufficient levels will lead to undertreatment or resistance, and excessive levels can lead to toxicity and tissue damage ... Indications for therapeutic drug monitoring include There is an experimentally determined relationship between plasma drug concentration and the pharmacological effect ... Knowledge of the drug level influences management ...

Famous quotes containing the word drugs:

    To possess your soul in patience, with all the skin and some of the flesh burnt off your face and hands, is a job for a boy compared with the pains of a man who has lived pretty long in the exhilarating world that drugs or strong waters seem to create and is trying to live now in the first bald desolation created by knocking them off.
    —C.E. (Charles Edward)

    There is not much sense in suffering, since drugs can be given for pain, itching, and other discomforts. The belief has long died that suffering here on earth will be rewarded in heaven. Suffering has lost its meaning.
    Elisabeth Kübler-Ross (b. 1926)

    If we became students of Malcolm X, we would not have young black men out there killing each other like they’re killing each other now. Young black men would not be impregnating young black women at the rate going on now. We’d not have the drugs we have now, or the alcoholism.
    Spike Lee (b. 1956)