Prescription and OTC Drugs: Misuse and Abuse

Subject: 
Prescription Drugs
Minutes Long: 
36

A thorough examination of legal drugs and the pharmacological principles that determine effects, both desired, and damaging. Explores the idea that any substance can be a therapeutic drug, a psychoactive drug, or a poison, depending on the dose or interactions with other drugs. This program focuses on legal psychoactive drugs, particularly analgesic medications, such as Cincodin and Oxycontin, and the difficulties when trying to control pain with drugs. It also recognizes the problems with over-the-counter drugs, including muscle relaxants, cold and cough remedies, diet pills, and herbal supplements and medications. Finally suggests precautions that can facilitate the safe use of these drugs.

Produced By: 
CNS Productions
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