By Kim Etingoff
The government's authorized them. you do not need a prescription. you will get them at essentially any marketplace. So, there is evidently no hazard in over the counter drugs, right?Wrong.The uncomplicated truth is that after taken in methods except as directed, over the counter medicines will be simply as risky as many unlawful medicinal drugs. and since there is a fake feel of defense in regards to the medicinal drugs - and since they're in nearly everyone's domestic medication cupboard - the abuse and misuse of over the counter medicines are at the rise.''Abusing over the counter medications: Illicit makes use of for daily Drugs'' provides the proof approximately this alarming trend.Readers will examine what medicinal drugs are such a lot misused, the consequences of misused over the counter medicines, and what the govt is doing to stem the matter. Readers also will locate feedback on the right way to get support to forestall abusing over the counter medicinal drugs.
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A popular patent medicine of the 1890s, Dr. Williams’ pink-pill cure was only one of many patent medicines sold during the late nineteenth century. According to Dr. Tina Brewster Wray, the Curator of Collections at the White River Valley Museum in Auburn, Washington, medicine merchants marketed over 100,000 brands of patent medicines between 1860 and 1900. But these so-called cures were nothing new. Patent medicines arrived in the North America in the late 1700s as medicines that had been produced under grants from the English king.
How did babies develop these addictions? Well, imagine being a mother or father with an infant who won’t stop crying. The baby shrieks night and day. You never get to sleep. You can’t rest. You’re exhausted and your child is miserable. As a parent, if you could find a cure for your baby’s misery, would you buy it? Of course you would, just as thousands did at the turn of the twentieth century. The problem was not with the parents but with the cure. Most “soothers” or “soothing syrups,” as the patent medicines sold to calm crying children were called, Abusing Over-the-Counter Drugs 43 Medicine’s Hall of Shame • Radithor.
This increase in abuse is being reflected by national data. The American Association of Poison Control Centers reported that between 2000 and 2003, poison center calls related to teenage DXM abuse rose from 1,623 to 3,271. In that same time period, calls from other age groups rose only from 900 to 1,111. They’re legal—and they are cheap. Choosing OTC Drugs Over Others OTC drugs have a lot of pluses in the minds of some abusers, leading them to decide on OTC drugs as their drug of choice. The biggest draw is that OTC drugs are not illegal.
Abusing Over-the-Counter Drugs: Illicit Uses for Everyday Drugs by Kim Etingoff