drugs

Recipe for Revolution: “Brownie Mary” and the San Francisco AIDS Epidemic, 1980s-1990s

Misha Laurence ’18 is an anthropology major (with a linguistics concentration). His work focuses on medical cannabis, particularly in connection with medical anthropology, science studies, and the study of health movements and activism. For his senior thesis in anthropology, he conducted an ethnographic study of medical cannabis in Washington State. In addition, he enjoys birdwatching,… Read more Recipe for Revolution: “Brownie Mary” and the San Francisco AIDS Epidemic, 1980s-1990s

A History of Drug Advertising, Federal Drug Regulation, and the Doctor-Patient Relationship

My name is Oliver Vande Stouwe and I am a Chemistry and Economics double major at Grinnell College. I was born and raised in Grinnell but, it wasn’t until late in my high school career that I knew Grinnell College was the school I would attend. I knew Grinnell as a great academic institution with… Read more A History of Drug Advertising, Federal Drug Regulation, and the Doctor-Patient Relationship

Prozac and Depression: A History of Opposing Theories

Connor Mulligan is an undergraduate Chemistry Major at Grinnell College who has an interest in psychiatric medicine. In an era of evidence-based medical practice, psychiatry is falling behind. Treatment options and the theories behind them have retained a few common threads for the last two hundred years, but most have varied widely. Other medical specialties… Read more Prozac and Depression: A History of Opposing Theories

Trickle-Down Addiction

by Patrick Dowd Between 1999 and 2010, sales of opioid analgesics like Vicodin, Percocet, and OxyContin, quadrupled in the United States [1]. Overdose deaths have increased proportionately during the same timespan, with more Americans dying from prescription opioid overdoses than from heroin and cocaine overdoses combined [2]. Still, the distinction between prescription and illicit drugs… Read more Trickle-Down Addiction