Prescription Drug Abuse - 10 page paper that I wrote for a Toxicology class in my Sophomore year. Excellent resource with bibliography for anyone needing a little help getting started! Grade: 300/300

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The use of prescription drugs in any manner other than that ordered by a physician is deemed as prescription drug abuse. In this paper, I will explore recent statistics in prescription drug abuse, the misconceptions behind prescription drug abuse, and the most commonly abused prescription drugs. I will also discuss various methods that are used to obtain excessive amounts of prescription drugs and the precautions used by those in the medical profession to control prescription …

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…Starr, C., "Sensible Strategies for Controlled Substances." Patient Care, May 30, 1998, v32 n10 p 41. 9.Peterson, M. and Meier, B., "Few States Track Prescriptions." New York Times, NY.; December 21, 2001. 10."Florida Doctor Found Guilty on Four Counts of Manslaughter, One Charge of Racketeering in Oxy Prescription Case; Panhandle's Doctor OxyContin Conviction to Send Message." April 8, 2002, 11."Prescription Drug Abuse Becoming Big." Traverse-City Eagle, October 17, 1999.