More than 15 million Americans abuse Rx drugs

September 2005
Pharmaceutical Representative;Sep2005, Vol. 35 Issue 9, p11
Reports on the increase in the number of Americans who abuse controlled prescription drugs from 1992 to 2003. Highlights of a report by the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University in New York; Confirmation of the sharp increase in abuse of controlled prescription drugs as well as its consequences; Increase in the number of drug-related emergency-room deaths.


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