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What is a drug?
A drug is a chemical substance which alters the way the body functions.
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What has to be done when a new medical drug is created?
they have to be extensivly tested at different stages. then clinical trials start on volunteers patients. it can sometimes take up to 20 years to create a drug and licence it.
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What is thalidomine?
thalidomine is a drug administered to pregnant women to help them sleep and help with morning sickness.
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What are the side affects of taking thalidomine?
It can cause birht defects.
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What happened to thalidomine when this was found out?
It was banned and people no longer used it.
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Which has a greater impact on everyones lives, an Illegal drug or a Legal prescribted drug?
Prescribted because a lot more people use them.
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What are the two most addictive illegal drugs?
Heroin and cocaine.
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What do statins do?
Lower risk of heart disease and circulatory diseases.
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