PHRM 911 Street Drugs
Street drug use is an unrelenting social epidemic. The pharmacist's role in addressing this epidemic extends well beyond prescription drugs. Pharmacists can help combat illicit drug use by playing a role in health promotion through public education. The course will begin with discussion of public health, social, legal, and ethical aspects of illicit drug use. An emphasis will be placed on the neurobiology, chemistry, and pharmacology of each drug class, as well as recognition of clinical presentation of toxicity and management. The course will also introduce students to common psycho-social outcomes and relevant legal ramifications.