Published in Medical Letter on the CDC and FDA, February 9th, 2003
In 2001, nearly 3 million young people, age 12-17, reported that they had used prescription drugs for nonmedical reasons at least once, the government said. The number of new users has been climbing since the mid-1980s.
Federal officials, who released the report January 16, 2003, were promoting their education campaign highlighting the dangers of these drugs when used improperly.
"Abuse of prescription drugs can lead to addiction, misdiagnosis of...
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