Madison Patch (Madison, CT) October 24, 2011
"For too many kids, prescription drugs are free, available, and sometimes no further away than the closest medicine cabinet in their home.
The Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection says that one in five teens have abused prescription drugs, including oxycodone, which is a narcotic opiate like heroin. In addition to a whole series of physical problems, the use of oxycodone can lead to the use of heroin, since it is 'easier to get and less expensive,' according to literature from the state.
Another problem is that three in 10 teens think that prescription drugs are not dangerous." Read More