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What are illegal drugs?
Against the law to take these drugs.
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Why was thalidomide given to pregnant women years ago?
It was a useful drug at treating morning sickness.
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Why is thalidomide never given to pregnant women nowadays?
It caused limb abnormalities in babies whose mothers were treated when pregnant.
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Name two very addictive drugs?
Cocaine and heroin
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What is meant by a "Recreational drug"?
Drugs that are taken for pleasure rather than to cure a disease or symptom.
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Why do some athletes take steroids?
To build muscle mass.
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What is meant by a double-blind trial?
Neither the doctor nor patient knows who has been given the drug or the placebo.
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What condition is caused in teens who smoke cannabis?
Depression - A mental health problem
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What causes addiction to drugs?
The drugs change the chemical processes in the body.
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What parts of the body are effected by recreational drugs?
Brain, nervous system and the liver
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Why does the use of legal drugs in the uk produce more health problems than illegal drugs?
more people are available to them, more people take alcohol and tobacco.
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What stages do drugs need to go through before they are sold to the patients?
first tested on: Cells, tissues and organs; then animals; then on healthy volunteers; finally patients
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Why do some people progress from smoking cannabis to heroin?
Cannabis is a gateway drug (it usually leads to harder drugs), most likely the drug pushers offer them more expensive drugs when they buy cannabis.
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Why was thalidomide given to pregnant women years ago?

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