Drugs

Drug Interactions

Drug Interactions By Chris Woolston, M.S. Remember those high school chemistry experiments in which you mixed two harmless chemicals and got a bizarre reaction? You

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5HTP

What is 5-HTP? Short for 5-hydroxy-L-tryptophan, 5-HTP is a natural stepping-stone between a nutrient in our food and a crucial compound in our brains. Specifically,

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Cocaine Treatment

Whether it’s smoked, snorted, or injected, cocaine is a powerfully addictive drug. The first rush is so intense that many users come back for more.

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Cocaine and Crack

When Len Bias, a 22-year-old University of Maryland basketball star, died of cardiac arrest after a cocaine overdose in 1986, some observers felt the tragedy

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Prescription Drug Misuse

“I used to stockpile antibiotics,” admits Ann Pascual, an editor for an Internet-based company in northern California. “I’d get a prescription, take half of it,

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Storing Your Medicine

Oxygen, light, and water are among the substances that humans need to survive. However, those same life-affirming elements can be destructive if they’re present where

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Inhalant Abuse

The cartoonish voice of someone who’s just sucked helium from a party balloon, or the giggly feeling you get after the dentist gives you “laughing

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Viagra

What does Viagra do? Viagra (sildenafil) is a drug used to treat erectile dysfunction (commonly called ED or “impotence”) in men. This means they either

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HIV and AIDS

What is AIDS? It’s a disease that first surfaced in 1981, when scientists discovered a previously unknown human retrovirus linked to the outbreak of a

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Hallucinogens

“One pill makes you larger/and one pill makes you small But the ones that mother gives you/don’t do anything at all Go ask Alice/when she’s

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Generic Drug Safety

Are generic drugs safe? According to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), generic drugs are just as safe and effective as their brand name counterparts.

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