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Poison Center Calls for Teen Use of ADHD Drugs Soar

A new study shows a 76-percent increase in calls to poison-control centers regarding teen misuse of prescription drugs intended for treatment of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder. …

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West Virginia Leads Nation in Prescribing Drugs

Doctors in West Virginia write an average of 17.7 prescriptions for every resident of the state, far above the national per-capita rate of 11.5. …

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Drug Overdose Killed Michael Jackson

The Los Angeles County Coroner has ruled that singer Michael Jackson died of a fatal overdose of the anesthetic propofol, reportedly administered by his personal physician. …

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One in Five Teens Share Their Prescription Drugs with Friends

A survey of 12- to 17-year-olds in the U.S. has found that about 20 percent said they have given their prescription drugs like Oxycontin and Darvocet to friends or obtained drugs the same way. …

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Many Seniors Oblivious to Dangers of Taking Medications and Driving

A majority of older drivers are not aware of the potential risk of driving while under the influence of medications such as ACE inhibitors, sedatives or beta-blockers, according to a new study. …

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Critics: Juvenile Prisons Becoming New Asylums

As states continue to reduce spending, many are cutting mental-health programs in communities and relying on the juvenile-justice system to care for a growing number of young offenders with psychiatric disorders. …

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Missed Opportunities to Prevent Michael Jackson's Death

Attempts to intervene in Michael Jackson's apparent long-term addiction to prescription drugs were thwarted by "enablers" around him and the singer's own denial. …

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Prescription Drugs Misused by 12.3 Percent of H.S. Seniors

A survey of more than 12,000 U.S. high-school seniors found that 12.3 percent said they had used opioid-based prescription drugs for non-medical purposes, with 8 percent saying they had done so within the past year. …

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10 Percent of Americans Use Antidepressants, Study Finds

New research finds that 27 million Americans -- more than 10 percent of the population -- took antidepressant medications in 2005, double the number who reported taking such drugs in 1996. …

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Greater Controls on TV Drug Ads Sought

Amid a growing epidemic of prescription-drug abuse, some lawmakers are looking to stem the flood of television ads for prescription medications. …

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