Research Proposal (3500words +/- 10%) Executive summary (150 words) Introduction (500 words) Literature review (1000 words) Defining local need (500 words) Service specification and Implementation (500 words) Evaluation (850 words) REFERENCES WORD COUNT XXXX EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: Aging is a natural phenomenon which could be normal or successful.
Overmedication is common among the elderly due to diseases and having access to over the counter medication. From not giving honey to an infant, to not giving children under 12 years old adult Pepto-Bismol, as we age, certain medications affect us differently. Many older adult’s uses over the counter medication with prescription medication but certain medications can do more harm than good. It is the responsibility of physicians and professionals to make sure they are aware of what medication patients are taking and to prevent overprescribing medicines or medicine that interact with each other. It is also the patients and caregivers responsibility to be educated about all prescriptions, side effects, over dosage and interactions.
A percentage of the population doesn’t consider prescription drugs very dangerous because they are prescribed by doctors. Unfortunately, that's true and it is very concerning to other people who are aware of the problem. We as a community must help each other and inform each other about the effects prescription drugs have. These types of drugs develop addicts which can be treated effectively depending the type of drug they took. There are two main treatments behavioral treatment and medications.
Depression, for example, is associated with an increased risk of subsequent dementia when untreated. Consider pharmacology augmenting ECT. As we age, medications metabolize differently, interact more, and can cause life threatening side effects. Even medication that a patient has taken safely for years can, one day out of the blue, cause dizziness and falls. It starts by causing
A medication error is an event that is posing serious threat to the society nowadays. It may lead to an inappropriate medication use or patient harm. There may be several reasons or factors relating to these errors which should be ruled out to bring a change in the healthcare practice. These errors on the other hand can also be considered as a failure in the treatment process.
Counterfeit Medications By Yolanda Smith, BPharm A counterfeit medication or drug is defined as a pharmaceutical product that is produced and sold with the intention to deceive the consumer about the origin, authenticity or efficacy of the product. This has the potential to be dangerous for consumers as the formulation may contain unusual ingredients or quantities of the ingredients, which can affect the effect of the medication in the body. Additionally, mislabeling of the pharmaceutical goods may also cause problems Issues with Counterfeit Medications There are several different errors that may be intentional or accidental that may cause a medication to be classified as counterfeit.
Prescription drug abuse in the United States has officially been declared an epidemic by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Prescription Drug Abuse Statistics, 2013). Due to the increase of prescription drug abuse, prescription narcotics have been considered the new “gateway” drug to heroin addiction. The prescription drug epidemic is being fueled by prescribers and physicians that are not utilizing proper guidelines when prescribing narcotics to patients. A major concern is that doctors are shying away from utilizing therapy and counseling, which could alleviate the use and abuse of prescription medication. With the increase of prescription medication flooding the population, this has lead to society’s concern that doctors are
II. Places of deaths, most effective prescription drug comparison between states. Prescription drug abuse became an issue in every state in the U.S., However, there are some states that have less number of deaths than others for not legalizing the types of drugs that the others states legalize, and abusers can be arrested for using non-medical drugs. Since the medical marijuana movement began, 23 states and the District of Columbia, starting with California in 1996, have legalized medical cannabis.
Imagine going to the doctors and having them prescribe you every medication there is trying to relieve one 's symptoms of gas, bloating, diarrhea, arthritis, wrinkles, headaches, chemotherapy,diabetes,erectile dysfunction, depression, fibromyalgia and pain. The United States and New Zealand are the only two countries in the world that allow direct to consumer (DTC) advertising of prescription drugs. DTC has been legal in the United States since 1985; however, the advertising really took off in 1997 when the Food and Drug Administration relaxed the requirement that drug companies had to provide a detailed list of the drug’s side effects on the infomercials.These advertisements related to prescription drugs fill the air waves 24/7 and are targeted at the baby boomers that are now our older population. We have become tainted as a society to look for a quick fix to whatever ails us. Pharmaceutical advertising specifically targets the vulnerable and the elderly people, and these ads are written in a more technical manner above an eighth grade reading level that makes them difficult for the consumer to comprehend, and lures them to try new prescription drugs by stating “talk to your physician to try a free sample”. The elderly and the vulnerable segment of our population the ones that fall prey to the false promises the advertising avers.
Some drugs are not illegal or harmful to the body as proven by recent studies. However, they are gateways to other more dangerous drugs. For example, many teenagers believe that alcohol is not dangerous, and that marijuana is not harmful to the body. However, it is also proven that alcohol leads to more dangerous drugs such as cocaine and MDMA especially at parties as teenagers often cannot formulate the correct decision to make while intoxicated. Teenagers believe that adults have failed to stop their peers from using and abusing drugs especially with the recent use of prescription drugs. Many teenagers who are finding it hard to obtain drugs on the streets are turning to their parent’s medicine cabinets and are abusing these prescription drugs. Examples of these drugs are Xanax, Benzodiazepine and so on. In an article by PR Newswire, teenagers have rated adults as a D+ on stopping teenager from drinking,