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Recreational Use of Prescription Medicine May Result in Prescription Drug Addiction

Mixing prescription medications ended the life of a University of Oklahoma football player on May 19, 2011. Test results out in July 2011 report that 22-year-old linebacker Austin Box had five different prescription medications present in his system when he died. The mix of these drugs contributed to his death. Unfortunately, young people are increasingly …

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What to Know About Prescription Drug Mentoring Programs

President Obama recently received a letter from the National Association of Chain Drug Stores supporting his administration’s strategy to prevent and reduce prescription drug diversion or misuse. The NACDS believes pharmacists are “uniquely qualified to provide medication therapy management services” to patients to ensure they are prescribed correctly and take medications properly. The administration has …

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New Program Aimed at Combatting Prescription Drug Abuse

As promised, we are continuing our hard look at prescription drug abuse and its consequences. The specific plan enacted by the U.S. government on Tuesday, April 19, 2011 is set to lower prescription drug abuse by 15 percent over the next five years. The plan, one of the strictest ever initiated with the express purpose …

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Prescription Medication Helps Fuel A Growing Addiction Epidemic

Prescription Medication Helps Fuel a Growing Addiction Epidemic Recently, CBS news has begun tracking a growing epidemic in the United States: prescription drug addiction. Although it manifests in many ways, many addictions relating to this type of drug abuse begin as legal prescriptions and quickly spiral out of control, taking over the lives of those …

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Prescription Drug Abuse: What it means for our nation’s future

Prescription drug abuse has become an epidemic in the United States that has changed the face of the “war on drugs.” Prescription drugs are now more popular among teens than all other drugs (excluding marijuana) combined, and articles have been popping up almost daily on the consequences of this dangerous type of drug use. R. …

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