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Department
Chemistry
Course
CHEM 183
Professor
David Harpp
Semester
Fall

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September 13, 2011 Chemistry of Drugs – Lecture 2: Pain Relievers (Analgesics)  ~$25 billion on OTC drugs o Highest: cough and cold o Followed by: pain relievers, antacids, oral antiseptic, laxatives.  Safety of OTC: o Indications and counter indications o Side-effects  Pain relief: ~$3 billion. 50 billion tablets/year in North America  Most widely-used worldwide is Aspirin: 50 billion tablets/year Worldwide. 25000 research papers on Aspirin. History II  Salix (salicylates) family: Willow tree, poplar, beech, wintergreen o Willow leaves used in 2,200 BC for joint pain by Sumerians (wound inflammatio
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