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Prescription drug epidemic

Did you know?

  • More people die from prescription drug abuse than from cocaine, heroin and methamphetamine combined.
  • Prescription drugs are the second most abused drug in the 12-17 year old age group, falling just behind marijuana.
  • When teens aged 12-17 were asked, "How fast can you get prescription drugs?" 4.7 million said within an hour; 8.7 million said within a day.
  • Cell phones and social network sites are the two major places kids buy and sell prescription drugs.

Written by: Lisa Callaham
Posted: Oct 11, 2011 by Lisa Callaham

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