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What are drugs, what’s in them and how do they work?

A drug is a chemical that interacts with proteins in the body to affect a physiological function. This is the general idea behind all medicine....
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Medicine and drug overdoses

A drug overdose occurs after a person consumes too much of a drug, medication or poison. Overdose can occur accidentally when a person...
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Spotting a counterfeit drug

Counterfeit drugs are fake medicines, or medicines which have been manufactured or packaged fraudulently. They do not meet quality standards, are...
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The issues with generic vs branded antiepileptic drugs

A generic drug is a copy of the original brand product manufactured to treat a disease. For some medications, including antiepileptic drugs...

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