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1. Distinguish generic drugs from brand name drugs, what is the major difference? Generic drugs and brand name drugs have similar pharmacological characteristics including the same effects, intended use, safety, dosage, and route of administration. However, the main difference between the two types of drugs is that the brand name drugs are patented, which makes their costs to the relatively higher compared to the generic drugs. The high price of the brand name drugs is because of the high cost of researching, testing, and developing the drugs. However, generic drugs manufacturers do not incur these high costs. Another difference between generic and brand name drugs is that names of the former are capitalized while the latter are not. For example, the brand name for diabetes is Glucophage while its generic type is metformin (Stoppler 1-2). 2. Explain the beneficial use of amphetamines. Amphetamines are psychoactive drugs that stimulate the central nervous system. The drugs are used for treating various disorders such as obesity, ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder), narcolepsy, and Parkinson’s disease among others. Amphetamines work by enhancing alertness, increase reaction time, boost cognitive function, increase euphoria, and decrease fatigue. However, the beneficial effects of these psychoactive drugs are dependent on the dosage. Lower doses are more effective for beneficial use while higher doses tend to cause harmful effects such as uncontrolled agitation, time distortion, and poor coordination among others (Quinn 1). 3. What are the medical benefits for anxiolytics? Anxiolytics are types of prescription drugs that are primarily used to manage acute anxiety. Anxiolytics work by targeting neurotransmitters within the brain with the effect of reducing abnormal excitability. Most anxiolytics are prescribed for short-term use because of their tendency to cause addiction if used for long periods (Pietrangelo Parts 1-4). 4. Discuss 3 classifications of psychoactive drugs their physical and psychological effects. Three types of psychoactive drugs include hallucinogens, stimulants, and depressants. Hallucinogens alter sensory perception and cognition. Therefore, they alter mood and cause hallucinations. They also cause erratic behavior, increase blood pressure and body temperature, as well as pupil dilation. Stimulants cause arousal, improved energy levels, and enhanced feeling of well-being. The physiological effects of stimulants include perspiration, increased heart rate, breathing, and blood pressure. Depressants are sedative hypnotics that induce relaxation or cause sleep. These psychoactive drugs inhibit the normal functioning of the central nervous system. The physiological effects of depressants include uncontrollable behavior, garbled speech, staggering, and anxiety relief (Psychoactive drugs n.p.). 5. List 3 routes administration for drugs use. Explain the advantages and disadvantages for each route. Three of the drug administration routes include oral route, intravenous, and inhalation. The advantages and disadvantages of each of the three administration routes are presented in the table below. Administration Route Advantages Disadvantages Oral Easy Difficulty in swallowing Convenient First-pass effect Compact drugs May be inefficient sometimes A variety of drugs Intravenous Rapid response to drug effect Administered by trained High accuracy personnel Retrieval of drugs is impossible Can be costly Inhalation Rapid and efficient May be painful absorption of gases Costly Drugs by-pass liver Safety concerns Convenient for unconscious Requires trained personnel patients Avoids first-pass effect 6. The central Nervous system consists of what 2 major components? How does drug use impact these two components? The central nervous system comprises of two main components including the brain and the spinal cord. The brain is performs the function of integrating sensory information as well as coordination functions of the body. The spinal cord is responsible for transmitting signals between different parts of the body and the brain. Drugs impact the brain and the spinal cord in various ways depending on the type of drugs used. With regard to the brain, drugs can affect the normal functioning of the brain by either causing agitation or relaxation. For example, alcohol intake causes relaxation because it affects the neurons in the brain disrupting their normal functioning. At higher concentrations, alcohol can kill brain cells, leading to disruption of brain functions such as coordination, memory, and integration of sensory information. Since the brain depends on the spinal cord to transmit sensory information to and from all parts of the body, when the brain function is altered, the spinal cord cannot transmit the sensory information effectively. Using the same example of alcohol, the effect of alcohol on the brain may cause the brain to fail to integrate the feeling of pain when a person hurts himself when drunk. Therefore, the spinal cord will not transmit the pain sensory response from the brain to the affected part of the body, which inhibits corrective reaction. However, other drugs also attach themselves to receptors in the spinal cord, which also inhibits normal functioning of the central nervous system. 7. Explain the penalty difference for sentencing crack dealing versus powder cocaine distribution. Under the Fair Sentencing Act that was enacted in 2010, the sentencing ration for crack cocaine to powder cocaine was reduced to 18:1. Before this amendment, the ratio had been 100:1. Initially, there were views that the ratio was justified because crack cocaine had more severe negative effects that powdered cocaine. However, there has never been any scientific evidence to support this claim. In fact, some scientific studies have shown that the psychological effects of the two types of cocaine are the same. This means that the claim that crack cocaine deserves harsher penalty has not basis. The only plausible claim to support the unbalanced sentencing for crack cocaine and powder cocaine is the prevalence. Crack cocaine is much cheaper and easily available than powder cocaine. Therefore, more people are able to afford crack cocaine especially the poor. As for powder cocaine, only a few people can afford it especially the rich. In society, discrimination of the poor and minority groups has been a common theme for centuries. Apparently, the largest population of people using crack cocaine in the US is the people of color especially the blacks while powder cocaine is mostly used by Hispanics. Therefore, the difference in sentencing has more to do with societal discrimination rather than the claim that crack cocaine is more harmful. 8. List 2 medical purposes of stimulants. i. Treatment of ADHD. ii. Treatment of depression.
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1. Distinguish generic drugs from brand name drugs, what is the major difference?
The biggest difference that is known to both outsiders and manufacturers is that generic
drugs are drastically cheaper than brand name drugs. This is because brand named drugs have a
patent which involved a lot of research and thus money to obtain. Generic drugs are shown to be
just as effective and have the same outcomes as brand name drugs. The companies producing
the generic form of the medication do not have to spend a lot of money to create it and they don't
have to capitalize the main ingredient of the drug like the brand's name is capitalized.

2. Explain the beneficial use of amphetamines.
The central nervous system is targeted by amphetamines to increase its reception of the
environment and sound and thus increase the time of reaction. They can also help people to lose
weight and pay attention if they have a disorder involving those symptoms. Off-label,
amphetamines can help depression since they raise its users' mood. If the dosage of the
amphetamine medication is too high, though, the beneficial effects of amphetamines can be
hazardous. A high dosage can cause physical dependence on the medications and extreme

3. What are the medical benefits for anxiolytics?
Anxiolytics mainly help users with anxiety and sleep disorders. This is by calming the
processes in the brain that are overactive when a person is prone to stress and nervousness. They
are only effective for a short period of time because if they are used for a long time, they can
easily cause physical dependence.

4. Discuss 3 classifications of psychoactive drugs their physical and psychological
The first type of psychoactive drugs worth discussing are hallucinogens. Hallucinogens
cause people to be confused and their perception to change which changes how they are feeling
for the better or for the worse and this can cause physical dependence. A person's behavior
changes along with some of their bodily processes such as blood pressure. The second type of
psychoactive drugs are stimulants. Stimulants cause excessive happiness and energy which
causes the increase in pulse, blood pressure, and oxygen intake. They are usually for remedial
value and not a cure. The body builds up tolerance with increased use and thus more is needed
to do the same thing. The third type of psychoactive drugs are depressants. Depressants make
the user relaxed and sleepy. This slows down a human's central nervous system which can cause
mental “blackouts” and actions that will not be remembered by the user if used in high doses.

5. List 3 routes administration for drugs use. Explain the advantages and
disadvantages for each route.
Three ways of inserting drugs into the body are orally, intravenously, and inhaling the
drug. The good things about the oral insertion are there are many types of oral drugs, they are
small, and it is self-explanatory on how to take them. The disadvantages are some people have
trouble swallowing pills, they cannot be taken if a person is unconscious, and some take a long
time to take effect depending on their dissolving abilities and the liver's effect. The good things
about intravenous insertion are the effects of the drugs are very fast and localized to treat the
patient's symptoms. The disadvantages are medical professionals need to insert the drugs and if
the patient is allergic to the drug, it is ridiculou...

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