One US State Rejects Database Aimed to Prevent Prescription Addiction

*+-The non-medical use of prescription drugs is identified as the use of the drug for the feeling or experience the drug causes—the high.  The misuse of these powerful and potentially highly addictive drugs can involve taking too much or too little of the drug; or taking it too long or too often.  Prescription drug abuse and addiction is a nationwide problem, with states attempting to put safeguards in place to curtail the escalation of abuse, and minimize the dire consequences.  The state of Missouri stands alone on the issue of a prescription drug database.

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Chill Pills Generate a New Threat for a New Generation

*+-Before the 1950s, there were no tranquilizers being marketed. Then came Miltowns, followed by Valium and then followed by the full range of antidepressants and anti-anxiety medications. By 1957, there had been 56 million prescriptions filled for Miltowns. And with the popularization of this range of drugs, and despite their addictiveness, millions of people have come to depend on these drugs to deal with daily life. In many cases, it’s a whole new generation of young people who are using, abusing or being addicted to them. Some people simply rely on them, filling the prescriptions as needed, and others abuse…

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