The Food and Drug Administration is the oldest consumer protection agency in the United States Government. Founded in 1848 to analyze the chemicals in agricultural products. The Pure Food and Drugs act passed in 1906 which "prohibited interstate commerce in adulterated and misbranded food and drugs. " The FDA 's main responsibility became enforcing the Pure Food and Drugs act.
This letter is in response to the newly selected Administrative Officer, Glenn Butorac and his additional duty of “Controlled Substance Inspector”, which has carried over from the Primay Care Service. As a newly appointed Administrative Officer, he is not only my front line administrator, he is required several hours of continuous training and acclamation. For thesed reasons the PM&RS Service is respectfully requesting that he be removed from this duty. Thank you for your time and consideration, and please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns.
The Orphan Drug Act of 1983 was signed for the main purpose of promoting the research, treatment, prevention and diagnosis of rare disease or condition. Here the products which are used in rare disease can be drugs, biologics and medical devices. A rare disease means any disease which affects less than 200,000 persons in the United States or one in which the manufacturer has no expectation of recovering the money from development and sales in the United States. According to this act, there are certain incentives will be provided to the manufacturers who will develop orphan drug for the rare disease and condition. Thus, this act can encourage the treatment for rare disease.
In the 1980’s the introduction of Crack Cocaine which was much more addictive to the users and more profitable for the drug dealers than Powder Cocaine. The prompted the administration to create Reagans War on Drugs which was supposed to make a major difference in the use of illegal drugs. By giving a much stiffer penalty to drug dealers for possession an even a moderate amount of illegal drugs. The fear of jail time was going be a deterrent to reduce the sale and illegal drug use. A minimum five year jail sentence would be handed out to someone caught with 500 grams of powder cocaine or with five grams of crack cocaine.
For years, various drugs have existed in order to serve the needs of humans in numerous ways. Depending on the type of drug, humans will intake them for their own purposes. In modern times, the classification of drugs have been divided into two categories: pharmaceutical drugs and recreational drugs. Pharmaceutical drugs are used to prevent and cure illnesses, and can be either prescribed by a doctor or can be obtained by buying them over the counter. These drugs have been officially recognized by doctors and medical scientists for them being deemed safe and efficient enough to treat people.
Danielle Allen who is a “political theorist” wrote this article to bring perspective on the effects of the “War on Drugs” declared by late President Nixon, on mainly the African-American communities, and minorities. This war was meant to stop drug abuse to improve our communities, instead, it turned into a war on the people of our country. Danielle Allen begins with what we hold as truths in our society by quoting amendments from the Declaration of Independence, “that all the people are created equal…that among these are Life, Liberty, and pursuit of Happiness”. She created a platform of these truths to remind the reader of beliefs and values of the American society. She also used Declaration of Independence further creating with an overview of the issues that we are facing today.
Drug legalization has been a very fiercely debated topic in the United States. Therefore, William Bennett took on the fight for the war on drugs. He states that "he has learned from the former Secretary of State George Shultz that our concept of fighting drugs is "flawed." The only thing to do, he says, is to "make it possible for addicts to buy drugs at some regulated place." He will discuss into depth each of these 4 points in his argument which are 1.
Narcotics or drugs have been plaguing our society for many thousands of years. They were used as pain relief in the early Egyptian civilization and opium was smoked for sedative effects in ancient China. Medicinal use, however, eventually gave way to recreational use. Hundreds of years passed before anyone realized the dangers of addiction or abuse and even after that, substance abuse has continued widely and openly. It was soon realized that this was a global problem that required a global solution.
British for flooding the Chinese market with opium. In the end, it was the herculean effort by the PRC government in the 1950s that succeeded in weeding out the opium problem in China. She attributed the success of the PRC government to its incorruptibility, determination, and also a lockdown in international trade that stemmed the inflow of drugs to China. Important to note too that for both Li Yangfan and Xia Guomei, the implied understanding is that China’s drug problems were always a result of negative foreign influences. Xia Guomei lamented how today’s
Illegal drugs and the effects of drug dealing, drug use and drug addiction on families/communities. Drugs are substances that can be inhaled, injected, smoked, consumed, absorbed or dissolved under the tongue. Drugs can cause a temporary physiological change in the body and can often lead to drug addiction. Four common illegal drugs are 1. Cannabis (common names are: Weed, hash, skunk, marijuana) 2.
Every 37 seconds, someone is busted for possession of small amounts of marijuana. Started by President Richard Nixon, the War on Drugs prohibits the possession of narcotics that are considered “poisons” by the government of the United States. The Controlled Substances Act of 1970 does not allow any possession of the drugs listed in the act, which includes marijuana. People deserve the right to possess marijuana because crimes related to the drug will decrease overall and those that sell the drug illegally will no longer be able to stay in business. To begin with, legalizing the use of marijuana leads to a decrease in crime related towards possession, purchase, and use of the drug.
In the book Brave New World by Aldous Huxley, the people of London in this future dystopian society take a pill called a soma that calms your nerves and helps your mind deal with stressful situations. Anytime they get worried at all or just feel down they take soma. (Huxley, 1998) Society should be against mood enhancing drugs because it alters their state of mind and effects the natural way of dealing with emotional situations. There are drugs that people take to alter their mood; some in a good way others may be bad.