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Prescription Drug Abuse

Prescription drug abuse has become a major issue amongst adults and young adults alike. This Stay Tuned looks at the prescription drug abuse in the St. Louis region, discussing the causations of addiction and how the accessibility of prescription drugs plays a role into the growing abuse. Through greater education, resources, awareness, and treatment panelists and contributors look to how prescription drug abuse in the St. Louis can be reduced.

These are shocking statistics and we really need start paying attention” – Jared Opsal

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Urban Outfitters Pulls Prescription Pill Bottle Line, Politicians Cite ‘National Health Crisis’ With Teen Drug Abuse

Urban Outfitters Pulls Prescription Pill Bottle Line, Politicians Cite ‘National Health Crisis’ With Teen Drug Abuse

By Zoe Mintz, International Business Times. After a multi-state campaign led by an anti-drug group, Urban Outfitters has decided to pull a line of flasks, shot glasses and pint glasses that look like prescription pill bottles, AP reports. After pressure from anti-drug groups, legislators and 24 attorneys general, along with Kentucky Gov. Stevemore …

Drug Overdose Deaths From Prescription Painkillers Spike Among Middle-Aged Women

Drug Overdose Deaths From Prescription Painkillers Spike Among Middle-Aged Women

By Mike Stobbe, Huffington Post. Overdose deaths in the U.S. are rising fastest among middle-aged women, and their drug of choice is usually prescription painkillers, the government reported Tuesday.  more …

Study shows 70 percent of Americans take prescription drugs

Study shows 70 percent of Americans take prescription drugs

By CBS News. Researchers find that nearly 70 percent of Americans are on at least one prescription drug, and more than half receive at least two prescriptions,reports CBS Atlanta. Researchers from the Mayo Clinic, a non-profit medical and research center, report that antibiotics, antidepressants and painkiller opioids are the most commonmore …

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