and this article
mention that there are more than 3,000 pharmaceuticals currently approved for prescription in the U.S and many compounds approved for OTC use. Where did they come up with that number or how might one come up that type of estimate? [more inside]
I love reading nonfiction about pharmaceutical drugs, their development, use, methods of action, etc. What's out there lately that I should read? Recent books I've read inside. [more inside]
What sort of technologies can help / support the Animal Health pharmaceuticals business? I am not talking about general enterprise technologies such as ERP or SharePoint. I am looking for technologies that can specifically help the Animal health business. For example a technology platform that helps vets gain information about diseases. Any suggestions or thoughts? Any tech that can maybe assist with solving a problem currently faced by Animal Health pharmaceutical business.
Lost the dosing card for a prescription of Voltaren gel (diclofenac sodium 1%). How can I figure out how much to apply? [more inside]
How can I recycle expensive drugs that I no longer need or are in excess of my needs? [more inside]
Someone I met gave me a business card that intrigues me. What does this guy do? [more inside]
When a drug company is trying to get the FDA to approve a new drug, my understanding is that they have to demonstrate that it's clinically effective and not acutely toxic for a finite period of time (weeks or months). But how long? [more inside]
Good search engines/aggregator for jobs in Biotech/Pharmaceuticals - do any exist? [more inside]
What was this mysterious medication I took as a child? [more inside]
Is a delayed release caffeine pill, one with a coating to prevent it from being digested for 8+ hours, feasible? Would the pill be too far along in the digestive tract to have an effect at that point? How could I make one?
The future of my current job is uncertain (familiar story, I'm sure). What should I do to plan for the future? My background is in art, and ... pharmaceutical training and compliance. [more inside]
Is there any particular reason that Effexor comes in gelatin capsules? [more inside]
Antipsychotics-filter: A conversation with a friend has me turning to the hive mind. [more inside]
What's the real deal with offshore "no prescription needed" pharmacies? Which ones (if any) are legit? [more inside]
Can anything be done with extra pharmaceuticals? [more inside]
Can anyone recommend a good guide to prescription drugs? [more inside]
I am interested in literary works that discuss various substances like recreational drugs or pharmaceuticals. I am interested in anything with associations or references to philosophy, politics, religion, mind-expansion etc. Some examples of what I am looking for are Aldous Huxley's 'Brave New World' and Soma, or Dune and Melange. Any dystopia/utopia parallels, anticipations of the future, criticisms of drug culture, criticisms of pharmaceuticals, or allegories to anything substance related would be incredibly useful.
This is a follow up of this thread: http://ask.metafilter.com/83142/Literary-works-anticipacting-the-future-trends
Medical/pharm filter: Could use of NSAIDs end up looking like Crohn's or IBD? (Warning: contains potentially gross descriptions of Crohn's.) [more inside]
What should I do with a large quantity of unused but unneeded insulin syringes? [more inside]
Pharmacy Geeks: Why are some medicines still packed in glass ampules
? [more inside]
What's the situation currently like in the US for ordering drugs over the Internet without a prescription? [more inside]
Women of MeFi, your experiences with Seasonale? [more inside]
Has anyone heard of a caffeine tablet producing heavy drowsiness? [more inside]
What does "nonmonograph designation" mean, with regards to pharmaceuticals and the FDA? Or, more specifically, why did the FDA pull attapulgite off the market? [more inside]
I thought of asking this question in response to this
comment, but thought it was better off here:
Why are legal
drug prices so expensive. As a biochemistry major, I see first-hand how expensive very simple reagents and machines are to create simple research. It seems somewhat reasonable that in my naive on little world, drug prices are somewhat justified by the cost of r&d. Are there any reports out there of where drug companies spend their money. i.e., can I see how much are sent on salaries, equipment, court fees, etc to get more of an understanding of drug company costs and profits, especially since I'll probably being getting a job at one in a few months. Also, info on why drugs (beyond their being greedy) are so expensive in The States (or so I hear) vs. other parts of the world would be useful, too.
Online pharmaceuticals: Experiences? [more inside]
In the U.S., some televised prescription drug ads tell you exactly what the drug is for. Others only allude cryptically to the drug's function. Still others just show a middle-aged, sweater-clad couple enjoying a sunset on a beach. Or Mike Ditka. Why?