Oxy Watchdog

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Prescription pill abuse up by 400%: study

Posted by Oxy Watchdog on July 30, 2010

Rehab admissions for abuse of prescription medications like OxyContin have increased by a whopping 400 percent between 1998 and 2008, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration says in a new study. The non-medical use of prescription pain relievers is now the second most prevalent form of illicit drug use in the nation, the study found.

Read the full study here.

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