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How to Help Combat Prescription Drug Abuse

by pharmacy on November 14, 2012

How to Help Combat Prescription Drug Abuse

The National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA) reports that approximately 7 million Americans took prescription drugs for nonmedical reasons in 2010. The most commonly abused prescription drugs were pain relievers, to the tune of 5.1 million users, with tranquilizers coming in second at 2.2 million users.

Some communities are tackling the problem locally, like the leaders of Marion County, Oregon who started Drxugsafe. The information program is being led by the Marion County Children and Families Commission and the Marion County Public Safety Coordinating Council to create community awareness about prescription drug abuse and how it relates to heroin abuse and overdose. [click to continue…]


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