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More Teens Getting Dangerous Prescriptions

(12/7/2010)

By Alison McCook
Reuters (similar report in The Pharma Letter, December 1, 2010)
November 29, 2010

The chance that a teenager or young adult will receive a prescription for a controlled medication has nearly doubled in the last 15 years in the U.S., according to a new report.

In 2007, one out of every nine teens and one out of six young adults in their 20s received prescriptions for medication that have the potential for abuse, such as pain killers, sedatives and stimulants like Ritalin.

View the full article here: http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE6AS4V820101129


Keywords: teens, dangerous, prescription medication



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