Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Marchman Act Blog: NIH Podcast on Prescription Drug Abuse in Women

From: The Office of Research on Women's Health (ORWH)

Prescription drug abuse means taking a prescription medication that is not prescribed for you, or taking it for reasons or in dosages other than as prescribed. Abuse of prescription drugs can produce serious health effects, including addiction. In 2008, according to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 15.2 million Americans age 12 and older had taken a prescription pain reliever, tranquilizer, stimulant, or sedative for nonmedical purposes at least once in the year prior to being surveyed. Link to Full Story...

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