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A substance which can have an effect on the way
your body works!
This can be either good or bad!
All drugs, if used incorrectly, can be harmful...
However, many drugs that are created can be
designed to help your body.
For example, Paracetamol.
Paracetamol is used to treat mild pain, and is
used all over the world in every country.…read more

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Have you ever thought of that?
Do you believe that drugs are necessary and why do we need them?
In fact, drugs are very very important, as they
effect us in our daily lives. Th
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Every day, new diseases are emerging,, and o rr re
dif ver ently
there are still many diseases for which there is of feren 6000
not et a cure (cancer) me t k
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the icin nds
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Some antibiotics are becoming less
effective because the diseases are
evolving as time changes.
However, antibiotics which are used a lot can become less
effective when a NEW drug is used..and act as a SELECTION
PRESSURE.
Any resistant to this drug advantage survive
new generation of micro-organisms...
Which will be resistant to this antibiotic...
* So new drugs
need to be invented
and produced =)…read more

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Drugs can be discovered in
a various number of ways.
By Accident
Antibiotics mostly used are made by a bacterium called
Streptomyces. It was first discovered by a man named Fleming in
1928.
The antibodies, neomycin, chloramphenicol and streptomycin are all
made from streptomyces.
Streptomyces rarely used
as bacteria is resistant to it…read more

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Drugs can be discovered in
a various number of ways.
Traditional Medicine
Drugs have been used fr centuries in all parts of the world, and maybe
all parts of the universe, we never know.. (aliens on mars might use
them too!)
The World Health Organisation calculated that half the worlds
population relies on traditional medicines.
India, China, and Europ each use their individual unique and fresh
plants to make medicines for various number of diseases.
Some of our modern drugs that we use today have origins from
traditional medicines.…read more

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Drugs can be discovered in
a various number of ways.
Anaesthetics
Drugs have been used for centuries in all parts of the world, and
maybe all parts of the universe, we never know.. (aliens on mars might
use them too!)
The World Health Organisation calculated that half the worlds
population relies on traditional medicines.
India, China, and Europe each use their individual unique and fresh
plants to make medicines for various number of diseases.
Some of our modern drugs that we use today have origins from
traditional medicines.…read more

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