pharmaceuticals

Pharma Quest: Lesson Plan

Learn about how biotechnology is used to affect living organisms, especially in the pharmaceutical, agricultural and alternative energy industries. Then explore how scientists in North Carolina are using biotechnology to develop new pharmaceutical drugs that will better treat diseases such as diabetes.

Medicines With Class

It’s a pretty common routine.

You visit the doctor’s office for a medical issue and, after a brief examination, you walk out of the office with a prescription. At some point later, you stop by the pharmacy and leave with the medicine in hand.

You may not pay much more attention to the medication. After all the pill, liquid, nasal spray or injection is just something to help you feel better. But it turns out, there are huge differences in medicines. Here are the basics.

Pharma For a Fee

Have you visited your local pharmacy lately?

I hope you haven’t because that might mean you are dealing with a medical issue. But the next time you do need to visit, stop for a few seconds and look around.

We are blessed to be living at a time of amazing medical breakthroughs that help us deal with everything from the common cold to back pains and muscle aches to more serious medical issues.

However all of that medicine comes at a cost—and it is a big cost.