The news on the street: Prescription drugs on the black market

Goldman, Brian
July 1998
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;07/28/98, Vol. 159 Issue 2, p149
Academic Journal
Editorial. Discusses the article `The Street Value of Prescription Drugs,' which appears in the July 28, 1998 issue of `Canadian Medical Association Journal.' Definition of prescription drug seekers; The desirability of licit opioid analgesics; The diversion of opioid analgesics; The low street price of drugs; Limitations of the study; Broader implications of the study; Thoughts on increasing the regulations and restrictions on prescribing and dispensing controlled substances.


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