Abuse of Over-the-Counter Drugs

Abuse of Over-the-Counter Drugs                                             When we think about drug abuse in the era of marijuana legalization (circa February 2014), it along with illicit drugs  like cocaine or heroin may be the first things that[…]

Productivity Drugs: Methylphenidate Abuse

Productivity Drugs: Methylphenidate Abuse Methylphenidate, sold by the trade names Ritalin®, Methylin®, Concerta®, has been a valuable tool in the treatment of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) as well narcolepsy, depression, brain injury, cancer, pain, cognitive disorders and to treat patients with human immunodeficiency virus infection.1 A new trend has emerged with methylphenidate as it has found[…]

Prescription Medication Use in the Elderly

Prescription Medication Use in the Elderly Per the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) 3 out of 10 people between the ages of 57 to 85 use 5 prescription medications or more.1 What is alarming about this statistic is over the next decade, individuals over 50 abusing prescription drugs could increase 190% to[…]