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30 November 2010

More teens getting dangerous prescriptions

The chance that a teenager or young adult will receive a prescription for a controlled medication has nearly doubled in the last 15 years in the US, according to a new report.

The chance that a teenager or young adult will receive a prescription for a controlled medication has nearly doubled in the last 15 years in the US, according to a new report.

Just because teenagers and young adults receive these prescriptions, however, doesn't mean they will abuse them, or pass them onto others, cautioned study author Dr Robert Fortuna of the University of Rochester in New York.

 

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