More teens getting dangerous prescriptions

McCook, Alison
December 2010
Romanian Journal of Medical Practice;2010, Vol. 5 Issue 4, p285
Academic Journal
This article focuses on a study conducted by Robert Fortuna of the University of Rochester in New York on the growing number of teenagers or young adults in the U.S. receiving prescriptions for medication that have the potential for abuse. Examples of these drugs are pain killers, sedatives and stimulants. According to Fortuna, the study's objective is to emphasize the importance of communicating the risks of controlled medications to these population, as well as the important of monitoring their use.


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