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Prescription drug abuse drops among young people

(10/2/2012)

Prescription drug abuse drops among young people
USA Today

September 25, 2012

Prescription drug abuse in the USA declined last year to the lowest rate since 2002 amid federal and state crackdowns on drug-seeking patients and over-prescribing doctors.  Young adults drove the drop. The number of people 18 to 25 who regularly abuse prescription drugs fell 14% to 1.7 million, the National Survey on Drug Use and Health reported Monday.

View the full article here: http://usatoday30.usatoday.com/news/nation/story/2012-09-25/prescription-drug-use/57838922/1?csp=34news 


Keywords: Prescription, drug abuse, drops, young people



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