Gavin and Brianna
The History of Pharmeceuticals
Aleve is Naproxen, a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug. Naproxen Sodium was first sold in 1980. Aleve is used for mild to moderate pain, inflammation, fever, and stiffness caused by certain conditions. Aleve is an enteric coated tablet that is to be taken by mouth. It was approved as an over the counter drug in 1994. Pharmaceuticals are to be disposed of in different ways, they can be put in your household trash after being put in a plastic bag with dirt or used coffee grounds. Specific pharmaceuticals can and are supposed to be flushed down the toilet. (https://sites.google.com/site/hlth106/rx-list-a-to-z/Aleve) (http://www.fda.gov/Drugs/ResourcesForYou/Consumers/BuyingUsingMedicineSafely/EnsuringSafeUseofMedicine/SafeDisposalofMedicines/ucm186187.htm.)
Bayer is aspirin, which is acetylsalicylic acid and it is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug. Bayer is used for mild to moderate pain such as, muscle aches, headaches, toothaches, the common cold, and the reduction of fever. Aspirin was discovered in 1763 by Reverend Edmund Stone and was first sold in 1899. Bayer Aspirin is a tablet that is to be taken by mouth. Pharmaceuticals can be disposed of by being thrown away in your household trash after being mixed with an unpalatable substance in a plastic bag. Specific drugs can also be flushed down the toilet. (http://www.webmd.com/drugs/2/drug-11646/bayer-aspirin-oral/details#uses)(http://www.encyclopedia.com/topic/aspirin.aspx) (http://www.fda.gov/Drugs/ResourcesForYou/Consumers/BuyingUsingMedicineSafely/EnsuringSafeUseofMedicine/SafeDisposalofMedicines/ucm186187.htm.)
Advil is Ibuprofen, which is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug. Advil is used for pain from arthritis, to reduce fever, dental pain, headaches and cramps. Advil is to be taken by mouth. Ibuprofen was discovered in the 1960's by Stewart Adams with the help other researchers. Ibuprofen was first sold only through prescription but is now and over the counter drug that can be found at any drug store. Pharmaceuticals are to be disposed of by being mixed with unpalatable substances and being put in your household trash, and in specific cases, by being flushed down the toilet.(https://sites.google.com/site/hlth106/rx-list-a-to-z/Ibuprofen) (http://www.fda.gov/Drugs/ResourcesForYou/Consumers/BuyingUsingMedicineSafely/EnsuringSafeUseofMedicine/SafeDisposalofMedicines/ucm186187.htm.)
Au Natural vs. Chemically Engineered
.Au Natural products are more beneficial than chemically engineered products, and have little to no side affects. One Au Natural product is mint. Mint is considered to be one of the best and easy to find Au Natural products. It is common almost everywhere and is easy to grow and take care of. The health benefits of mint include digestion. Mint relieves stomach aches because it helps digest, which soothes stomach aches. It is also said to help nausea and sea sickness by sometimes simply smelling it. It also helps headaches and migraines, and has been in use for hundreds of years.Mint is also better because you can easily grow it for free, and it works better and faster than other drugs, which could also have bad side effects, and some people are allergic to these products.
Another Au natural product is acupuncture which originated in China, and has been used for over 2,500 years. Acupuncture helps with stress relief, back pain, sciatica, and other things that could greatly help people. Compared to the developed pharmaceuticals, this seems much better because not all patients respond to these other painkillers, and usually acupuncture is recommended.