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Pain Relievers: Most Abused Prescription Drugs

Pain reliever is a kind of medical drug which is generally prescribed by a doctor to specific patient. According to National Drug Threat Assessment (NDTA) 2010 report, diversion and abuse of controlled prescription drugs has become a serious and increasing problem in u.s.

Among all prescription drugs, pain relievers are the most commonly abused and diverted controlled prescription drugs (CPDs). According to this report, drug threat… Continue reading

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Prescription Drugs As Fun: A Critical Health Issue

Experiment with prescription drugs become a medium for fun, lose weight, fit in, and even study more effectively. For example a teen taking her brother’s ADHD medicine felt like a good way to keep her appetite in check and she wrongly thought that the ADHD drugs would be safer. Because of family members or friend’s prescription, these drugs are easily available than street drugs.

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Prescription Drug Abuse on Rise

The prescription drug addiction is on the rise all over the world. According to the United Nations global drugs supervisory body, more people are getting addicted to legal narcotics than heroin, cocaine and ecstasy.

The International Narcotics Control Board (INCB) said that several high-profile celebrity deaths such as Michael Jackson focused attention on prescription drug addiction.

The board stated that in United States, prescription… Continue reading

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