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Prescription Drug Abuse Abetted by Family, Friends: Study

(5/1/2012)

By David Morgan
Reuters
April 25, 2012

More than 70 percent of people who abuse prescription pain relievers obtain the drugs from friends or relatives, usually with permission and for free, according to a government study to be released on Wednesday. The study, based on data from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health, underscores the public education challenge that law enforcement officials face in persuading legitimate prescription drug users to dispose of their medications properly before they fall into the wrong hands.

View the full article: http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/04/25/us-usa-healthcare-drugs-idUSBRE83O04W20120425


Keywords: prescription drug abuse, abetted, family, friends, study



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