Prescription Drug Abuse
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What causes prescription drug abuse? Treatments for chronic pain can lead to prescription drug abuse / Liz Szabo ; Experts debunk myths about prescription pain medication addiction / Miranda Hitti ; Ready access to prescription drugs at home leads many teens to abuse them / Sean Clarkin ; Pharmaceutical companies encourage physicians to overprescribe drugs / Ellen Ratner ; Physicians and pharmaceutical companies should not be blamed for drug abuse / Maia Szalavitz ; Prescription drug abuse is a by-product of modern American life / Lisa Miller
How should government policies address prescription drug abuse? A balance of public health and safety is best to address prescription drug abuse / R. Gil Kerlikowske ; Strict regulation of prescription drugs harms patients suffering from chronic pain / Elizabeth MacCallum ; Decriminalizing drugs would reduce prescription drug abuse / David Rosen ; Decriminalizing drugs would not prevent prescription drug abuse / William J. Bennett ; Prescription drug ads should be better regulated / Naomi Freundlich ; Drug take-back programs can limit access to prescription medications / Carnevale Associates ; An electronic prescription drug monitoring system will guard against abuse / Ed Pilkington
What can be done to help prevent prescription drug abuse? Doctors must improve patient screening and monitoring to prevent prescription drug abuse / Murtuza Ghadiali and David Pating ; Physicians must warn patients about the dangers of online pharmacies / Rick Nauert ; Doctors who enable or facilitate prescription drug overdose should be criminally prosecuted / Erica Trachtman ; Parents can be critical in the prevention of teen prescription drug abuse / Parents. The Anti-Drug ; Education is key in fighting prescription drug abuse / Office of National Drug Control Policy ; New technology can make prescription drugs more difficult to abuse / Marni Jameson
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