Drugs and the Future Book

Drugs and the Future


  • Author : David J. Nutt
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2006-12-11
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : 616
  • ISBN 10 : 0080467741

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Drugs and the Future Book Description :

Drugs and the Future presents 13 reviews collected to present the new advances in all areas of addiction research, including knowledge gained from mapping the human genome, the improved understanding of brain pathways and functions that are stimulated by addictive drugs, experimental and clinical psychology approaches to addiction and treatment, as well as both ethical considerations and social policy. The book also includes chapters on the history of addictive substances and some personal narratives of addiction. Introduced by Sir David King, Science Advisory to the UK Government and head of the Office of Science and Technology, and Nora Volkow, director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse in the USA, the book uniquely covers the full range of disciplines which can provide insight into the future of addiction, from genetics to the humanities. Written for a scientific audience, it is also applicable to non-specialists as well. Provides an unique overview of what we know about addiction, and how scientific knowledge can and should be applied in the societal, ethical, and political context Applies the state-of-the-art research in fields such as Genomics, Neuroscience, Pharmacology, Social Policy and Ethics to addiction research Includes a preface by Sir David King, Science Advisory to the UK Government and head of the Office of Science and Technology, and in introduction by Nora Volkow, director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse in the USA

Drugs and the Future Book

Drugs and the Future


  • Author :
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2007
  • Genre: Drug abuse
  • Pages : 598
  • ISBN 10 : OCLC:1037758373

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The Situation in Peru and the Future of the War on Drugs Book

The Situation in Peru and the Future of the War on Drugs


  • Author : United States. Congress. House. Committee on Foreign Affairs. Subcommittee on Western Hemisphere Affairs
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 1992
  • Genre: Cocaine industry
  • Pages : 66
  • ISBN 10 : PSU:000020338633

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The Future of Drug Discovery Book

The Future of Drug Discovery


  • Author : Tamas Bartfai
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release Date : 2013-05-18
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 376
  • ISBN 10 : 9780124095199

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The Future of Drug Discovery Book Description :

The Future of Drug Discovery: Who decides which diseases to treat? provides a timely and detailed look at the efforts of the pharmaceutical industry and how they relate, or should relate, to societal needs. The authors posit that as a result of increasing risk aversion and accelerated savings in research and development, the industry is not developing drugs for increasingly prevalent diseases, such as Alzheimer’s disease, untreatable pain, antibiotics and more. This book carefully exposes the gap between the medicines and therapies we need and the current business path. By analyzing the situation and discussing prospects for the next decade, the The Future of Drug Discovery is a timely book for all those who care about the development needs for drugs for disease. Provides an in-depth, broad perspective on the crisis in drug industry Exposes the disconnect between what society needs and what the drug companies are working on Analyses and projects over 10 years into the future Explains what it means for scientists and society Determines what is needed to be done to make sure that the industry responds to society's needs, remains commercially attractive and answers the question as to who decides which diseases to treat

National Survey Results on Drug Use from the Monitoring the Future Study  1975 1997  College students and young adults Book

National Survey Results on Drug Use from the Monitoring the Future Study 1975 1997 College students and young adults


  • Author : Lloyd Johnston
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 1998
  • Genre: College students
  • Pages : 262
  • ISBN 10 : UCR:31210012873756

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National Survey Results on Drug Use from the Monitoring the Future Study 1975 1997 College students and young adults Book Description :

Data from the "Monitoring the Future" study follow-up studies on drug use of young adults post-high school are presented. An introduction, overview of key findings, and study design and procedures (including discussions of validity and representativeness) are provided. Follow-up procedures and sampling issues are discussed. This report is focused on college students defined as "high school graduates one to four years past high school who are enrolled in a two-year or four-year college," and young adults "in the class cohorts one to fourteen years beyond high school (modal ages 19 to 32)." Lifetime prevalence estimates are presented and discussed. Trends in drug use among young adults are reported with comparisons of subgroups for gender, regional differences and population density. "Attitudes and beliefs about drug use" and "the social milieu for young adults" are discussed in relation to trend data. Prevalence data for 1997 is presented and gender subgroups are compared; trends among college students are summarized. Data is provided in statistical tables and figures. This volume stands alone as data from Volume 1 necessary for interpretation is repeated. (EMK)

The Future of Drug Safety Book

The Future of Drug Safety


  • Author : Institute of Medicine
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • Release Date : 2007-03-27
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 346
  • ISBN 10 : 9780309103046

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The Future of Drug Safety Book Description :

In the wake of publicity and congressional attention to drug safety issues, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) requested the Institute of Medicine assess the drug safety system. The committee reported that a lack of clear regulatory authority, chronic underfunding, organizational problems, and a scarcity of post-approval data about drugs' risks and benefits have hampered the FDA's ability to evaluate and address the safety of prescription drugs after they have reached the market. Noting that resources and therefore efforts to monitor medications' riskâ€"benefit profiles taper off after approval, The Future of Drug Safety offers a broad set of recommendations to ensure that consideration of safety extends from before product approval through the entire time the product is marketed and used.

Love Is the Drug Book

Love Is the Drug


  • Author : Brian D. Earp
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2020-01-15
  • Genre: Drugs
  • Pages : 280
  • ISBN 10 : 1526145413

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Love Is the Drug Book Description :

What if there were a pill for love? Or an anti-love drug, designed to help us break up?This controversial and timely new book argues that recent medical advances have brought chemical control of our romantic lives well within our grasp. Substances affecting love and relationships, whether prescribed by doctors or even illicitly administered, are not some far-off speculation - indeed our most intimate connections are already being influenced by pills we take for other purposes, such as antidepressants. Treatments involving certain psychoactive substances, including MDMA-the active ingredient in Ecstasy-might soon exist to encourage feelings of love and help ordinary couples work through relationship difficulties. Others may ease a breakup or soothe feelings of rejection. Such substances could have transformative implications for how we think about and experience love. This brilliant intervention into the debate builds a case for conducting further research into "love drugs" and "anti-love drugs" and explores their ethical implications for individuals and society. Rich in anecdotal evidence and case-studies, the book offers a highly readable insight into a cutting-edge field of medical research that could have profound effects on us all. Will relationships be the same in the future? Will we still marry? It may be up to you to decide whether you want a chemical romance.

Out of Nature Book

Out of Nature


  • Author : Kara Rogers
  • Publisher : University of Arizona Press
  • Release Date : 2012-11-01
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 216
  • ISBN 10 : 9780816599585

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Out of Nature Book Description :

About half of all species under threat of extinction in the world today are plants. The loss of plant biodiversity is disturbing for many reasons, but especially because it is a reflection of the growing disconnect between humans and nature. Plants have been used for millennia in traditional systems of healing and have held a significant place in drug development for Western medicine as well. Despite the recent dominance of synthetic drug production, natural product discovery remains the backbone of drug development. As the diversity of life on Earth is depleted and increasing numbers of species become lost to extinction, we continue to lose opportunities to achieve advances in medicine. Through stories of drug revelation in nature and forays into botany, human behavior, and conservation, Kara Rogers sheds light on the multiple ways in which humans, medicine, and plants are interconnected. With accessible and engaging writing, she explores the relationships between humans and plants, relating the stories of plant hunters of centuries past and examining the impact of human activities on the environment and the world's biodiversity. Rogers also highlights the role that plant-based products can play in encouraging conservation and protecting the heritage and knowledge of indigenous peoples. Out of Nature provides a fresh perspective on modern drug innovation and its relationship with nature. The book delves into the complexity of biophilia--the innate human attraction to life in the natural world--and suggests that the reawakening of this drive is fundamental to expanding conservation efforts and improving medicine. Rogers's examination of plants, humans, and drug discovery also conveys a passionate optimism for the future of biodiversity and medicine. Including a collection of hand-drawn maps and plant illustrations created by the author, this well-researched narrative will inspire as well as inform.

Towards Drugs of the Future Book

Towards Drugs of the Future


  • Author : Chris G. Kruse
  • Publisher : IOS Press
  • Release Date : 2008-01-01
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN 10 : 9781586039493

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Towards Drugs of the Future Book Description :

The Meaning of Dwelling Features. Conceptual and Methodological Issues relates the research areas of housing preferences and the meaning of a dwelling with each other and with aspects of the means-end approach as applied in marketing research. It results in a conceptual and methodological framework for studying the meaning of preferences for dwelling features. These features are viewed as functional for achieving the goals and values that people pursue. The meaning of dwelling features lies in these functional relationships. The model presented in this study therefore relates preferences for the features of a dwelling to the meaning they have for people. These relationships are called meaning structures. Meaning structures are measured by a semi-structured interviewing technique, which is an adapted version of the laddering technique for measuring means-end chains, and network methods are used for the representation and analysis of these meaning structures.

Medicinal Plants Book

Medicinal Plants


  • Author : Parimelazhagan Thangaraj
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2018-03-29
  • Genre: Health & Fitness
  • Pages : 382
  • ISBN 10 : 9781351046503

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Medicinal Plants Book Description :

This book highlights the importance of traditional medicines, focuses on the standardization of herbal medicine and evaluates opportunities for advancing drug research. It addresses issues in utilization of medicinal plants and shares the importance of herbs in neutraceutics. It provides most competitive techniques being used in research.