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Marijuana often evokes images of euphoria and relaxed lethargy. Some of the earliest human cultures ingested and smoked the leaves of the plant, and its consumption has persisted in modern society. Although it’s most commonly used as a recreational drug, marijuana also has important medicinal, religious, and spiritual applications. To some, it’s an important clinical substance that functions as … Read More

Abilify. Nexium. Humira. Advair Diskus. These are just a few of the most popular pharmaceuticals prescribed in 2014; each of these drugs generated over one million dollars in quarter 1 sales alone. While the prescription and sale of drugs is largely dependent on drug efficacy and function, an important part of the pharmaceutical industry is branding … Read More

A new device called the Maestro Rechargeable System has been approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of obesity. The FDA has approved the device for patients ages eighteen and older who were unable to lose weight with weight loss programs. To be eligible for treatment with the Maestro System, patients must have … Read More

In addition to the incredibly expensive modern day hospital fees, pharmaceutical treatment of a variety of illnesses has become increasingly taxing. With the recent scandal involving Martin Shkreli, a hedge fund manager and CEO of Turing Pharmaceuticals, and his 5000% price hike of Daraprim, many people are beginning to question the legitimacy of such actions. In September, … Read More

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