Friday, June 14, 2013

Teens getting access to online prescription drugs

Gannet Broadcasting (Washington D.C.) June 12, 2013

"More teenagers are getting their hands on prescription drugs and deterring them isn't as easy as monitoring your own medicine cabinet anymore. Controlled medications can be just a few computer clicks away.
Recently, a 15-year-old from Maryland turned to the Internet to buy prescription painkillers. In his first phone call, that you can hear in a video obtained by WUSA 9, the teen calls a hotline for an online pharmacy based overseas to place an order for Percocet. When asked if he has a prescription, the teen says, 'No, I don't have a prescription.' The operator then responds, 'No problem. Sir, we can get that, because if you do not have a prescription, we provide the medication, no problem.'" Read More

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