A Few Active Ingredients to Rule Them All and In the Darkness Market Them
Science Education

A Few Active Ingredients to Rule Them All and In the Darkness Market Them

The market for pain relievers seemingly knows no end. Approaching the counter which holds these products—a series of shelves which, in my mind, always shake imperceptibly as if under the weight of so much diversity—can cause in the common shopper the very symptoms he or she is looking to qualm: headaches, heavy sweating, and a … Continue reading

The Multiplicious Identities of Drugs
Science Education

The Multiplicious Identities of Drugs

Imagine you are suffering from a form of leukemia and require treatment. Your doctor offers you a choice between the following drugs: 1. Ambochlorin 2. 4-[bis(2-chlorethyl)amino]benzenebutanoic acid 3. Leukeran 4. Chlorambucil Knowing nothing about their respective side effects, efficacies, modes of delivery, or costs (some may be covered by the government, some by private insurances, … Continue reading