1. Adams, Mike. The secret history of Big Pharma’s role in creating
and marketing heroin, LSD, meth, ecstasy, and speed.
This site details the secrets of Big Pharma. They are an individual company that has the same goals as a regular pharmaceutical company. Teens can be informed of why they are targets for certain products that companies try to sell to them. Many times a commercial or advertisement can be created to fit the mind of a teenager depending on the design and the commercial itself of who or what is in it, not for the specific purpose.
2. Associated Press. “Doctors Still Taking Drug Freebies.”
This article details about how doctors receive freebees of different sales representatives. Teens would find out about this as well if they are currently in a job now. Many jobs have health benefits, so teens would have to make sure that they aren't into any other profit-driven scam
3. Answers.com. “Corner Boys: Information from Answers.com.”
7/18/07 (Date viewed)
The website illustrates the episode of HBO’s The Wire. This would help parents and older teens who watch this series understand what the word “corner boys” really mean. We used this site because of how appealing it would be to others who knew what we were talking about.
4. BBC News. “The Global Drug Trade.” 7/15/07 (date viewed)
The site details articles about the Global Drug Trade. This site tries to illustrate how drugs are distributed/sold in business throughout the world. Adults and teens can be informed on how much drug dealers influence this world. The site is very useful when it comes to opening the eyes of us as teens when it comes to a global, not local, problem. That means that pharmaceuticals are still trying to make a profit into what they are selling by any means necessary.
5. Breggin, Peter The Ritalin Fact Book: What Your Doctor Won’t
Tell You about ADHD and Stimulant Drugs
Peter Breggin is very strong in his opinion and facts in this book. The book is about Ritalin and other ADHD and Stimulant Drugs in which he describes accounts of kids taking them and how their lives are miserable during the taking of the prescription drugs and the diagnosis process that is “deluging the nation and much of the Western world.” Parents need to continuously realize that certain drugs besides these may not be needed to be prescribed to your child. The parent may consider this as a way for pharmaceutical companies to make money. He or she must be their own doctor for their child.
6. C-Health. “What’s Wrong with Free Drug Samples?”
7/19/07 (date viewed)
The article is from a company called C-Health. The site also focuses mainly on senior health. It is about free samples given to seniors by doctors and by mail. It states the benefits and hazards of taking free samples. Even though some teens may consider themselves grown, parents should teach them about not taking unknown gifts unless they see them and know who is giving them the items. This is considered of a profit-driven company in order to get people, besides teens, to buy their medicine by bribery.
7. Castro, Janice. “Battling the Enemy Within” 12 pages 7/17/07
The article is about GM employees who were arrested for selling cocaine. It details how companies can have workers who want more than what they are getting when it comes to profit.This is considered a profit-driven connection between the GM employees and drug dealers because of how their illegal practices would similar to the other ways to correctly make money.
8. Cohen, Joshua P. “Switching prescription drugs to over the counter”
This site is about certain over the counter drugs that used to be prescription drugs. This really helped us evaluate our topic of over the counter vs. prescription by helping with the explanation of how a prescription drug became over the counter.
9. De Greiff, Pablo Drugs and the Limits of Liberalism. Cornell University
The book is trying to encourage readers about the ongoing problem of drugs. The book is about how bad they play into our society and how inept we can be on the severity of the drugs themselves.
10. Everythingz. “The Secrets of Being a Good Drug Dealer.”
This site is also an up-to-date page. This details secrets into being a good drug dealer. Teens would also be into this site, and, because of how open our minds our, we would actually find it somewhat humorous. The vocabulary used is more slang than informational, and this can help readers understand from a youthful conversation on the site because of how quickly vocabulary changes during everyday life.
11. FDA “All Approvals” 7/07 7/16/07
The site lists an index of drugs approved by the FDA in the month of July. If parents wish to use this site, it would help kids decipher what they can use for their medication that is available in the U.S. The FDA updates every month.
12. FDA “Drugs Marketed in the United States That Do Not Have Required
FDA Approval” 5/27/07 7/6/07
The governmental site of the FDA tells how the administration disproves drugs that are not suitable to the American public. Teens can easily read and decipher what the FDA does in business. It would help us for our site when it comes to the topic of FDA Approved Drugs. A reader can find out why certain drugs are and aren't approved included with what happens to those same drugs.
13. Free Prescription Medicine. “Can’t Afford Your Prescription Medication?” 7/13/07 (date viewed)
The site is made to also sell drugs off the internet. They, the Free Medicine Foundation, are trying to say that the medicine you can get is free. Parents should supervise their children if they attempt to go onto this site and make a mistake in ordering something that they don’t need. Parents can view this as an illegal attempt for companies to get their drugs out to the public.
14. Goodman, Peter. “How Do We Convince “Corner Boys”
to Pass Regiment Exams?” 10/29/07 7/23/07
This is an editorial about the word “corner boys”. The word is defined as the youth people see, or don't see, in corners of streets selling drugs. This can get parents to open their minds of what their teen does usually during his or her time of the day.
15. Greenwald, John “RX for Nosebleed Prices” 5/21/01. 7/20/07
The article is about an investigation about the makers of Prilosec blocked generic makers from copying the drug because of the original profit they don’t want the “generics” to match. It helps us as teens understand what it takes for someone or a group from stopping something of what they call “illegal” when it really isn’t.
16. Geier, Patti. “The Dark Side of Prescription Drugs.”
2003-2006 (copyright) 7/21/07 (date visited)
The site is about interviews taken from people who were drug addicts. This can help a teenager and a parent with how easy it is for a person to be addicted by having someone else tell his or her own "side of the story."
17. Gordon M.D., Susan M. “Teen Drug Abuse.” EBSCOhost. 10/03. 7/25/07
The article is about disorders and the outlooks of parents when it comes to the ongoing problem of teen drug abuse. The author talks about how easy it is for teens to get drugs because of “accessibility and availability.” Those two words can help a parent easily get informed of this issue because they should already know what is going on with their child when it comes to where they go and what they do.
18. “Grass- The War on Drugs.” 10/12/06 (date put on Video)
7/17/07 (date viewed/watched)
The site listed above is a location to a documentary entitled “Grass- The War on Drugs.” The movie is informative and entertaining, which makes it appealing for us to use as well as for teens to observe and not get bored from looking at the same documentary every time.
19. HBO. “The Addiction Project.” 3/15/07 (Premiere date
of Documentary) 7/1/07 (date viewed)
The movie is about addiction when it comes to drugs taken too a high extent by Americans. It describes addiction as a disease more than a disorder. The documentary would allow people to further understand how addiction is not what their doctor really thinks.
20. Health Library. “PDR@ Family Guide to Over the Counter Drugs”
7/8/07 (date viewed)
The site, entitled Health Library, gives information about many over-the-counter drugs. Although, it doesn’t give out every single over-the-counter drug available today. Teens can also find out about their own drugs if they don’t really know what their drugs really are.
21. Hitti, Miranda Prescription Drug Use Up in Teen Girls. WebMD. 5/17/07.
The article is about the increasing use of drugs in teens, especially girls. The use is for Type 2 dabetes. There are statistics that show of teen girls taking prescription drugs more than boys. This shows that teens may be using drugs, but it is more emphasized on teen girls. Parents should be cautious when it comes to what his or her child is using no matter what the gender. Because of the increased use, it is easier for pharmaceuticals to get them put onto drugs and make more money depending on the duration of them taking the drugs.
22. Inciardi, James A. Handbook of Drug Control in the United States.
Greenwood Press. 1990. 7/7/07
James Inciardi is a great source for our information because his book details of how the U.S. does exactly what the title says: controls the use of illegal drugs to a minimum in the U.S. The book is easy to decipher for viewers of the site so that people can read it and use it for future reference. The book is very helpful for us to elaborate on gateway drugs, and heroin is one of them.
23. Kuhn, Cynthia; Swartzwelder, Scott. Buzzed: The Straight Facts About
the Most Used and Abused Drugs from Alcohol to Ecstasy W. W. Norton and
Company. 7/24/07 http://books.google.com/books?id=DtZhf0gYgjoC&pg=PA268&ots=_VF76UwFu_&dq=books+on+how+people+get+addicted+to+drugs&sig=TtBoobwhnHeHTSWJ4jIKmUH4Gwg#PPA9,M1
The book talks about many drugs that are widely misused, or abused. The book is deep and very explanatory because of the information that can surprise someone.
Leder, Michelle. Financial Fine Print: Uncovering a Company's True Value
John Wiley and Sons
The book is about uncovering secrets of what a company is really worth. The book can help teens understand the effects of fine print and how it makes a company teens possibly plan to work for progress
24. Kaufman, Marc “Unapproved drugs called “threat””
The Washington Post reported on how the FDA is “cracking down” on unapproved drugs that are being sold. Parents should teach their teens about this issue. They, the parents, know about the continuous pattern of teens abusing drugs and other forms of medication for personal benefit, and teens need to know why the government keeps certain drugs in the market.
25. Kirkland, Mary. “Pharm Parties: Teens Abusing Prescription
The article illustrates the topic of teens and “pharm parties.” These events are where teens bring bags of drugs and they are passed around the place for other teens to try. They’re assorted almost like Trail Mix. The issue is considered very controversial, and it should be recognized by parents who don’t keep track of what their teens do in parties. These “pharm parties” would be considered victories for the pharmaceutical companies.
26. Leinwand, Donna. “Feds score against homegrown meth.”
USA Today 1 page 7/24/07
The article from USA Today is about how the Drug Enforcement Administration (EDA) is trying to stop “home-grown” methane. The article would help a reader in knowing about how the government is trying to help us stop illegal addiction when others can’t. This is so that they can keep all the money made from their drugs and none is being kept by the illegal companies or persons.
27. Levitt, Steven D. and. Dubner, Stephen J. “If Crack Dealers
Took Lessons from Walgreens, They Really Would Be Rich.” 3/15/07
This site explains about Walgreens, a popular grocery and pharmacy store, can be used as a metaphor for a street corner for drug dealers. This can open parents’ minds about the numerous pharmacies and grocery stores with pharmacies inside that they see everyday. Some parents actually realize that there are secrets in places where pharmacies may hide so that the companies can make a profit at more than their regular locations.
28. Magnus, Eddie. “Addicted to Cough Medicine?” MSNBC 1 page 3/27/04. 7/18/07
The article is from MSNBC about teens that are addicted to cold medicine as a drug. Many stories can be connected from this article because of the ongoing problem in our society of addicts of different kinds
29. Marks, Alexandra, Clabaugh, Rich, Christian Science Monitor. “Teen
drug abuse moves to the medicine cabinet.” EBSCOhost. 12/22/06.
The article is about how teens are choosing more drugs that they can find in prescriptions or [prescriptions in their medicine cabinet. 10% use Vicodin and 5% use Oxycotin. Parents don’t realize that drug abuse of teens is on the rise, and there must be a way to stop it.
30. Media Campaign. “Teens Turn Away from Street Drugs, Move to
Prescription Drugs, New Report Reveals.” 2/14/07 (date released)
The site is an article about how teens are switching from drugs from the street to prescription drugs. This will help our topic of pharmaceuticals because once some of these companies find out, there are going to be more cases of them buying their drugs and abusing them, giving the companies more money.
31. Medrx-One. “Prescription Drugs Without a Prescription”
2002 (year created) 7/14/07 (date viewed)
The site is attempting to get people to buy their products. Despite the fact that they are doing this, they consider the selling of prescription drugs as “prescription drugs without a prescription.” Adults should make sure that their children and seniors especially are not “suckered into” buying drugs like this off the internet. Teens should also be aware of how people try to make a profit. The website questions on whether or not the buying of drugs that are "prescription without a prescription" is either illegal or another profit-driven technique for companies.
32. Napoli, Maryann. “Those Omnipresent Prescription Drug Ads.”
This site talks about drug advertising in commercials. The author puts emotion into this article. It details about how drug companies can also create their advertisements where it best suits the consumer. We would use the site for arguments over how drugs are presented.
33. Narconon. “Marijuana Is a Gateway Drug.” (Date viewed)
The site is about research found about marijuana being a “gateway drug” for teens. This would help us in the long run to realize that it is becoming easier for teens to attempt smoking marijuana, and it needs to stop. Marijuana is considered a horrible gateway drug. Even if research is being conducted for the drug to be legal, it can still be addicting, according to parents.
34. National Institute of Drug Abuse. “Prescription Drug Medications.”
7/21/07 (date visited)
This other government site is about the effects of drug abuse. The NIDA also establishes common drugs abused by their "street" names. Teens would know some of these better than parents, but that may not be the case for all. This would help our pharmaceutical site because of how it is used in the society.
35. Numerous authors. Smarter Medicine for a Healthier Living. Avery.
It details of many alternatives to medicine, besides trying to use something illegal. It is like considering alternatives to medicine as well. The book also talks about how patients can take medicines without spending so much money, which is what profit-driven pharmaceutical companies want people to do.
36. Null, Gary. The Drugging of Our Children. 10/20/05 (date publicized)
6/30/07 (date watched)
This is a deep movie about ADHD and ADD children. Parents should be advised about second thoughts of what they give to their children to take for these disorders. It is about how drug companies develop drugs for specific purposes and will keep selling them even though it seems wrong with the diagnosis and the fact that children/teens are suffering in their social life and dying from the drugs as well.
37. Office of National Drug Control Policy. “Prescription Drug
Abuse.” 7/20/07 (date viewed)
The link is to a government informational site on drug abuse. It talks about it thoroughly. What it means is that it details of trends and reasons why people abuse drugs. The credibility is more valuable because it is a government site.
38. Orion, Egan . “Free Software Foundation Compares Microsoft
to Cigarette Firm.” 11/14/02. 7/8/07
This article is very good at understanding for teens because of the connections that they can find. It details a passage about Bill Gates distribution of Free Software to Indian governments. The author compares this situation to an everyday drug dealer giving out cigarettes. This would be a great comparison for our site.
39. Oxford English Dictionary. “Etymology of pharmacist.” 12/05 (date revised) 7/16/07 (date visited) http://dictionary.oed.com/cgi/entry/50177173?single=1&query_type=word&queryword=pharmacist&first=1&max_to_show=10
This also gave us an etymology of the word “pharmacist,” and has many other ways that the prefix “pharma-” can be used for other words related to this one. It helped us narrow down a definition and understand the word.
40. Oxford English Dictionary. “Etymology of medicine.”
The Oxford English Dictionary gave a detailed description of the etymology of “medicine.” We are able to realize that medicine is not just a pill or liquid. Medicine is considered more of a substance or mixture that heals someone from some kind of ailment.
41. The Partnership for a Drug Free America. “Mother Loses Her
Teen Son to Prescription Drug Abuse.” 8/18/05 7/21/07
The tragic article is about a teenager who abused drugs and died the following day. There was an interview with the parent, and she said that she really didn’t know what was going on with her son. Many parents today can’t explain about what their teenage children do everyday at night during their “get-togethers” where parents are not supervising them. The parents need to see more than just this article because the nonstop issue of drug abuse in parties has to cease. Only the parents can really help there.
42. Rados Carol. “Truth in Advertising.” 7/04 7/15/07
The FDA is the contributor to this site. The FDA also has statistics about the benefits of having drug advertising. They also have statistics about what can be gained from the commercials. This would help us all with what we do for truth in advertising. The site also gives reasons why certain pharmaceutical companies do certain types of methods for advertising.
43. Saul, Stephanie. “Warnings Proposed for Over-the-counter Drugs”
This article is about over-the-counter drugs. It details warnings about these kinds of drugs. Teens should think about why they shouldn’t abuse certain drug products they use for their problems as well.
44. Tan, Saundra. “Veteran judge concerned over drug abuse among
young.” EBSCOhost. Buffalo News. 7/5/07. 7/25/07
The article is about a judge who was tired of dealing with cases of teenage drug abuse. It’s not because of how much it is happening, but it is because of who it is happening to. Many intellectual teens are on the rise when it comes to them drinking or smoking too much. Parents can talk about this because there will be a time where their bright child will not be the same anymore after a court date.
45. Teen Drug Abuse.us. “Teen Drug Use Statistics.” 7/17/07
The site details a few statistics about how long teens have been using alcohol as of 2003. Alcohol is also an example of a gateway drug. Alcohol is considered more of a problem because of it’s availability to teens without ID sometimes.
46. “Tobacco as a Gateway Drug.” 6/30/07 (Date viewed)
The site is about research found about tobacco as a gateway drug as well. The surveys would help us give proof about tobacco use and its wide problem. Parents and teens are more able to know why tobacco is so addicting and how its harm is not being noticed by the pharmaceutical companies because they would be losing money from the drug dealers out in the streets.
47. Tracy, Jan and Lisa Wangsness. “A new choice in drug abuse”
The Boston Globe. 1/29/06 7/25/07
The article is about teens that had a choice in antianxiety pills and decided to use them for an overdose. This caused a few to commit suicide. The gateway drugs in the society can cause teens to be more susceptible to committing suicide, which this site can help a reader be more observant with this situation
48. Veracity, Dani. “The great direct-to-consumer production drug
advertising con: how patients and doctors alike are easily influenced
to demand dangerous drugs.” 7/31/05 7/8/07
This website also talks about advertising drugs. However, this one focuses onto one specific drug: Zoloft. Zoloft is an anti-depressant. Some teens can get geared into this because of how the advertisement would be concentrating on the youth. The reason why this is a good use is to evaluate how advertisers try to get people to buy what they have the best way they possibly can. Animation is considered one of many attempts of how to change the audience of who to give the drug to.
49. Washton, Arnold M. Cocaine Addiction: Treatment, Recovery, and Relapse
Prevention W. W. Norton and Company7/24/07 http://books.google.com/books?id=uSVVUvNkv-gC&pg=PA172&dq=books+on+how+people+get+addicted+to+drugs&sig=4TuQxwbYhebfhrNGGRMFbdLSdwk#PPA4,M1
The book details how hard it is for cocaine addicts to recover and how easy it is for them to relapse, or do the same thing over again. Details of this book would help us understand how people can get hooked on certain drugs, especially cocaine. Some information and stats can help people understand how others get hooked on certain drugs.
50. Wieregna, Dale E., Ph.D. and C. Robert Eaton “Phase of Development”
7/8/07 (date viewed)
This site details the continuous cycle of how a drug is developed for the FDA. Students can find out how the government runs our business of medicine. For pharmacies, it takes time for a drug to be developed, and a reader can actually find out how long and about the difficult procedure it takes for a drug to be created and sold into the market for a pharmaceutical company to make money
We used these sites to help us evaluate the real definition of medicine. The sites would also help a teen understand that medicine doesn’t always have to be a liquid or a pill. It helped us understand more as well.
52. Definition of drugs:
Google gave us numerous definitions for the word “drugs.” They helped us significantly explain what the word really means to society. We were also able to discover the origin, or where it came from.
We used this site to find a correct definition of the word “drug” that was easier to be decoded by an average teen. The Oxford English dictionary is considered to be very credible as a source for definitions.