Rx drug abuse rises in high school students

Dearment, Alaric
July 2012
Drug Store News;7/23/2012, Vol. 34 Issue 9, p24
Trade Publication
The article reports on the rise of prescription drug abuse among high school students in the U.S. The National Institute on Drug Abuse stated that opioid painkiller from Abbott and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder drug from Teva are the most commonly abused drugs among 12th graders. Moreover, according to the National Education Association Health Information Network, 1-in-5 high school students have used a prescription drug without a prescription from a doctor.


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