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20 April 2011

Prescription drug abuse epidemic

President Barack Obama's administration unveiled a plan to fight what it calls a prescription drug abuse epidemic.

President Barack Obama's administration unveiled a plan to fight what it calls a prescription drug abuse epidemic.

The Obama administration's plan entails a government-wide public health approach to reduce drug abuse and asks for an additional $123 million (about R836 million) for drug prevention and an additional $99 million (about R673 million) for treatment programs in the 2012 fiscal year, according to the statement.

 

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