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The potential value to physicians and their patients of site specific drug delivery in this application include improved efficacy by increasing the concentration levels of the drug to the prostate, minimizing potential toxicity resulting from systemic drug administration and improved patient compliance with their prescribed treatment.
In creating patient-physician dialogue through InfoMedics programs, it is clear that patients better understand their conditions and prescriptions, which encourages stricter adherence and increased physician comfort in prescribing a specific drug.
This volume outlines the role of medicinal chemistry in treating addiction and specific drugs of abuse.
Guidelines available on the Web site of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) provide an algorithm for clinicians to use to determine if an individual's risk is sufficient to warrant treatment; they also suggest specific drugs to prescribe for a 28-day regimen beginning within 72 hours after exposure.
Effects unique to specific drugs in this class could become "a point of distinction," enabling doctors to choose the optimal drug for a given situation, says Andrew Dannenberg of Cornell University's Weill Medical College in New York City.
Then, we focus on the health effects of specific drugs, including marijuana, inhalants, nicotine, steroids, prescription drugs, club drugs, heroin, and cocaine.

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