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High Fashion Can Inspire Rather Than Exploit

High Fashion Can Inspire Rather Than Exploit

By Cara Zambrano, Staff Writer

October 27, 2016


Filed under Opinion

While art schemes are supposed to bring fresh perspectives to the table, this should not turn into an excuse for stylists to act disdainfully cool and above it all.

Recent prescription drug price hike isn’t new, but still must end

Recent prescription drug price hike isn’t new, but still must end

By Shiva Darshan, Contributing Writer

September 30, 2015


Filed under Opinion

Without policy measures that regulate how much drug companies can charge for their drugs or stricter patent laws that prevent companies from re-copyrighting old drugs, there is little to avert drug price hikes.

Prescription medication not only solution to mental illness

Prescription medication not only solution to mental illness

By Dan Moritz-Rabson, Contributing Columnist

September 25, 2014


Filed under Uncategorized

Prescription medication is not necessarily the ideal remedy for mental illnesses.

Top drug myths debunked

By Bryna Shuman, Assistant Managing Editor

September 25, 2014


Filed under Uncategorized

Despite educational programs like Drug Abuse Resistance Education and AlcoholEdu, there is still confusion surrounding drug use. Health flyers sometimes contradict what we hear from our friends or see on television. Here are the top five myths about drug use, and what you actually need to know: Prescr...

Prescription Drugs

By Bryna Shuman, Assistant Managing Editor

September 25, 2014


Filed under Uncategorized

Xanax Prescribed for | Acute anxiety, panic attacks, off-label use for sleep Drug type | Benzodiazepine, an anti-anxiety medication Symptoms | Produces a feeling of relaxation, perhaps sleepiness. If used recreationally, it will likely lead to a euphoric feeling. Signs of overdose | Individuals become let...

Drug developers should consider ethics of market exploitation

Drug developers should consider ethics of market exploitation

May 1, 2014


Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, Opinion

Earlier this month, the Food and Drug Administration approved a portable device, Evzio, that counteracts opiate overdoses. Although naloxone, the active ingredient in Evzio, has been used in hospitals for decades, the FDA’s approval allows for more widespread use. Those prescribed Evzio — either fo...

Christina’s Case: NYU needs strategy to prevent prescription drug abuse

Christina’s Case: NYU needs strategy to prevent prescription drug abuse

By Christina Coleburn, Deputy Opinion Editor

April 21, 2014


Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, Opinion

Final exams are fast approaching for college students across the nation. For NYU students, the dreaded week — complete with arduous term papers and strenuous tests that can account for over half of the overall semester grade — is slated to begin on May 13. The extreme pressure can provoke an ...

Investigations must be conducted to crackdown on immoral, unhealthy drug use

December 4, 2013


Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, Opinion

Prescription drug abuse has increased over the past few years, and today one in four students use prescription drugs illicitly. The growing trend in prescription drug abuse has led to a drastic increase in overdoses. According to a recent study by the Center For Disease Control and Prevention, the numb...

U.S. needs prescription drug monitoring

U.S. needs prescription drug monitoring

November 6, 2013


Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, Opinion

Prescription drug abuse is frighteningly commonplace in the United States, where approximately 80 percent of the world’s pain pills being consumed in the United States and death tolls from prescription drug overdose on the rise. The Food and Drug Administration’s recent move to implement restrictions...