Drugs in the United States
The War on Drugs is a campaign of prohibition and foreign military aid and military intervention undertaken by the United States government, with the assistance of participating countries, and the stated aim to define and reduce the illegal drug trade. This initiative includes a set of drug policies of the United States that are intended to discourage the production, distribution, and
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List of drugs by year of discovery
(4 days ago) The following is a table of drugs organized by their year of discovery. Naturally occurring chemicals in plants, including alkaloids, have been used since pre-history.In the modern era, plant-based drugs have been isolated, purified and synthesised anew.
Prohibition of drugs
(Just Now) The prohibition of drugs through sumptuary legislation or religious law is a common means of attempting to prevent the recreational use of certain intoxicating substances.. While some drugs are illegal to possess, many governments regulate the manufacture, distribution, marketing, sale, and use of certain drugs, for instance through a prescription system.
List of designer drugs
(2 days ago) Designer drugs are structural or functional analogues of controlled substances that are designed to mimic the pharmacological effects of the parent drug while avoiding detection or classification as illegal. Many of the older designer drugs (research chemicals) are structural analogues of psychoactive tryptamines or phenethylamines but there are many other chemically unrelated …
List of psychedelic drugs
(5 days ago) The following is a list of psychedelic drugs of various chemical classes, including both naturally occurring and synthetic compounds. Serotonergic psychedelics are usually considered the "classical" psychedelics [dubious – discuss], whereas the other classes are often seen as having only secondary psychedelic properties; nonetheless all of the compounds listed here are …
(7 days ago) A prescription drug (also prescription medication or prescription medicine) is a pharmaceutical drug that legally requires a medical prescription to be dispensed. In contrast, over-the-counter drugs can be obtained without a prescription. The reason for this difference in substance control is the potential scope of misuse, from drug abuse to practicing medicine without a license and …
List of drugs that can be smoked
(2 days ago) opium. datura and other Solanaceae (formerly smoked to treat asthma) possibly other plants (see the section below) Substances (also not necessarily psychoactive plants soaked with them): methamphetamine. crack cocaine. black tar heroin. phencyclidine (PCP)
Illegal drug trade
(8 days ago) The illegal drug trade or drug trafficking is a global black market dedicated to the cultivation, manufacture, distribution and sale of prohibited drugs.Most jurisdictions prohibit trade, except under license, of many types of drugs through the use of drug prohibition laws.The think tank Global Financial Integrity's Transnational Crime and the Developing World report estimates …
(7 days ago) Specialty drugs, a recent classification of pharmaceuticals, are high-cost drugs that are often biologics.    The European Medicines Agency uses the term advanced therapy medicinal products (ATMPs) for medicines for human use that are "based on genes, cells, or tissue engineering",  including gene therapy medicines, somatic-cell
Drug Enforcement Administration
(1 days ago) The Drug Enforcement Administration was established on July 1, 1973, by Reorganization Plan No. 2 of 1973, signed by President Richard Nixon on July 28. It proposed the creation of a single federal agency to enforce the federal drug laws as well as consolidate and coordinate the government's drug control activities. Congress accepted the proposal, as they were concerned …
Recreational drug use
(1 days ago) Recreational drug use is the use of a psychoactive drug to induce an altered state of consciousness either for pleasure or for some other casual purpose or pastime by modifying the perceptions, feelings, and emotions of the user. When a psychoactive drug enters the user's body, it induces an intoxicating effect.Generally, recreational drugs are divided into three …
Drugs and sexual desire
(3 days ago) Drugs enhancing sexual desire. These drugs are expected to restore a normal libido in patients. Targeting acquired and generalized hypoactive sexual desire disorder (HSDD), improvement in sexual desire, and alleviation of psychological stress are to relieve the correlated symptoms. However, the treatments cannot cope with medically or psychiatrically related conditions, nor …
(6 days ago) Psychedelics are a class of hallucinogenic drugs whose primary effect is to trigger non-ordinary states of consciousness (known as psychedelic experiences or "trips") via serotonin 2A receptor agonism. This causes specific psychological, visual and auditory changes, and often a substantially altered state of consciousness. The "classical" psychedelics, the psychedelics …
(9 days ago) Drug rehabilitation is the process of medical or psychotherapeutic treatment for dependency on psychoactive substances such as alcohol, prescription drugs, and street drugs such as cannabis, cocaine, heroin or amphetamines.The general intent is to enable the patient to confront substance dependence, if present, and stop substance misuse to avoid the psychological, legal, financial, …
(7 days ago) Nonbenzodiazepine drugs are much more selective than the older benzodiazepine anxiolytics, producing effective relief of anxiety/panic with little or no sedation, anterograde amnesia, or anticonvulsant effects, and are thus potentially more precise than older, anti-anxiety drugs.
List of drug films
(8 days ago) The drugs most commonly shown in films are cocaine, heroin, LSD, cannabis (see stoner film) and methamphetamine. There is extensive overlap with crime films, which are more likely to treat drugs as plot devices to keep the action moving. The following is a partial list of drug films and the substances involved.
(3 days ago) Anti-obesity medication or weight loss medications are pharmacological agents that reduce or control weight.These medications alter one of the fundamental processes of the human body, weight regulation, by altering either appetite, or absorption of calories. The main treatment modalities for overweight and obese individuals remain dieting and physical exercise.
Management of HIV/AIDS
(2 days ago) The management of HIV/AIDS normally includes the use of multiple antiretroviral drugs in an attempt to control HIV infection. There are several classes of antiretroviral agents that act on different stages of the HIV life-cycle. The use of multiple drugs that act on different viral targets is known as highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART).HAART decreases the patient's total …
(1 days ago) Over-the-counter (OTC) drugs are medicines sold directly to a consumer without a requirement for a prescription from a healthcare professional, as opposed to prescription drugs, which may be supplied only to consumers possessing a valid prescription.In many countries, OTC drugs are selected by a regulatory agency to ensure that they contain ingredients that are safe and …
Food and Drug Administration
(8 days ago) The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA or USFDA) is a federal agency of the Department of Health and Human Services.The FDA is responsible for protecting and promoting public health through the control and supervision of food safety, tobacco products, dietary supplements, prescription and over-the-counter pharmaceutical drugs (medications), …
Talk:Lists of drugs
(9 days ago) Natural plants called drugs are inconsistently regulated in the USA, where natural cannabis is a drug but natural tobacco is specifically declared not a drug. This list currently has both "cannabis", the whole natural plant, and "cannabinol (INN)", a synthesized chemical of …
Wikipedia:WikiProject Pharmacology/List of drugs
(8 days ago) The contents of this page have been copied to Talk:List_of_drugs.Please put comments there. I (User:MattKingston) am in the process of creating a list of drugs and their various names.The list will be alphabetical and will use the following format (subject to change if …
(3 days ago) The pharmaceutical industry discovers, develops, produces, and markets drugs or pharmaceutical drugs for use as medications to be administered (or self-administered) to patients, with the aim to cure them, vaccinate them, or alleviate the symptoms. Pharmaceutical companies may deal in generic or brand medications and medical devices. They are subject to …
List of psychiatric medications by condition treated
(2 days ago) This is a list of psychiatric medications used by psychiatrists and other physicians to treat mental illness or distress.. The list is ordered alphabetically according to the condition or conditions, then by the generic name of each medication. The list is not exhaustive and not all drugs are used regularly in all countries.