Monday, June 14, 2010

CDC survey finds 1 in 5 youths abuse prescription drugs

The Independent (Grand Island, NE) June 13:

"Drug advertising, especially on television, has become pervasive since the 1990s. Big pharmaceutical companies have spent billions and made billions advertising and selling prescription drugs that are dangerous and potentially deadly when abused. As prescription drugs such as OxyContin, Percocet, Vicodin, Adderall, Ritalin and Xanax become more prevalent in society, they are falling more and more into the hands of young people. A survey released last week by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that one in five U.S. high school students say they have taken a prescription drug without a doctor's prescription..."
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