Tag Archive for prescription drugs

Antidepressants

What are antidepressants? Antidepressants are drugs prescribed by doctors to treat depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder and/or obsessive compulsive disorder. Antidepressants appear to work by increasing the amounts of certain chemicals (neurotransmitters) such as serotonin and noradrenaline in the brain.…

Opioid analgesics

An analgesic is a pain-killing drug. There are three main types: non-opioid medications such as aspirin, paracetamol and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents like ibuprofen. These are over the counter medicines for mild to moderate pain. Compound analgesics such as co-codamol. Some…

Druglink in 2015

In 2015 Druglink changed format to become a website. Below are the articles published before DrugScope closed in March 2015: Further down a stony road: reporting on the 2014 Street Drugs Trend Survey; Love me tender: the state of the…

Prescribed & OTC drug dependence

  This section of the DrugWise website is dedicated to information and links concerning dependency problems arising from the prescribing of psychiatric and painkiller drugs and also those bought over-the counter or online. Harry Shapiro is a member of the…