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Prescription & OTC Drugs: Misuse & Abuse DVD

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A look at legal drugs and pharmacological principles that determine effects, both desired and damaging.

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Price: $69.30 ( $99.00 Value)

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Running Time: 35 minutes
Copyright: 2004
Format: DVD

Addressing both legal and illegal drugs, this DVD gives a comprehensive look at the pharmacological principles that determine effects, both desired and damaging. The video explores the idea that almost any substance can be a therapeutic drug, a psychoactive drug, or a poison, depending on the dose or interactions with other drugs. By visualized the concepts of pharmacology - drug absorption, distribution, metabolism, excretion, threshold dose, tolerance, tissue dependence, withdrawal, and especially addiction - the dangers of misuse of specific drugs can be studied.

The program focuses on legal, psychoactive drugs, such as Vicodin ® and OxyContin ®, and the difficulties of trying to control pain with drugs. It also recognized the problems with over-the-counter drugs, including cough remedies, diet pills, and herbal supplements.

Featuring:
B. Zane Horowitz, MD
Medical Director, Oregon Poison Center
Oregon Health & Science University, Portland

Donald R. Yance JR, CN, MH, RH (AHG)
Clinical Master Herbalist & author

Pablo Stewart, MD
Psychiatry & Neurology
San Francisco Dept of Public Health
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