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Prescription drug abuse

Author: Margaret Haerens; Lynn M Zott
Publisher: Detroit : Gale, Cengage Learning, [2013]
Series: Opposing viewpoints series (Unnumbered)
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The information in this volume provides insight into the impact and consequences of the prescription drug abuse problem in the United States, the causes of prescription drug addiction, and proposed and existing government policies that are hotly debated in the ongoing effort to effectively confront the prescription drug abuse problem in this country. Varied expert opinions that examine many of the different aspects  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Margaret Haerens; Lynn M Zott
ISBN: 9780737760668 0737760664 9780737760675 0737760672
OCLC Number: 809612843
Description: 255 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Is prescription drug abuse a major problem? There is a prescription painkiller abuse epidemic / Monifa Thomas --
It is not clear whether there is a prescription painkiller abuse epidemic / Radley Balko --
Prescription drug abuse contributes to the widespread drugged driving problem / National Institute on Drug Abuse --
It is very difficult to determine the impact of prescription drugs on the drugged driving problem / Angel Streeter --
"Pharm parties" are a threat to teen health and safety / Jeff Mosier --
"Pharm parties" are a myth / Jack Shafer --
Mothers' abuse of their children's medications contributes to drug supply shortages / Katherine Ellison. What causes prescription drug abuse? Treatments for chronic pain can lead to prescription drug abuse / Liz Szabo --
Experts debunk myths about prescription pain medication addiction / Miranda Hitti --
Ready access to prescription drugs at home leads many teens to abuse them / Sean Clarkin --
Pharmaceutical companies encourage physicians to overprescribe drugs / Ellen Ratner --
Physicians and pharmaceutical companies should not be blamed for drug abuse / Maia Szalavitz --
Prescription drug abuse is a by-product of modern American life / Lisa Miller. How should government policies address prescription drug abuse? A balance of public health and safety is best to address prescription drug abuse / R. Gil Kerlikowske --
Strict regulation of prescription drugs harms patients suffering from chronic pain / Elizabeth MacCallum --
Decriminalizing drugs would reduce prescription drug abuse / David Rosen --
Decriminalizing drugs would not prevent prescription drug abuse / William J. Bennett --
Prescription drug ads should be better regulated / Naomi Freundlich --
Drug take-back programs can limit access to prescription medications / Carnevale Associates --
An electronic prescription drug monitoring system will guard against abuse / Ed Pilkington. What can be done to help prevent prescription drug abuse? Doctors must improve patient screening and monitoring to prevent prescription drug abuse / Murtuza Ghadiali and David Pating --
Physicians must warn patients about the dangers of online pharmacies / Rick Nauert --
Doctors who enable or facilitate prescription drug overdose should be criminally prosecuted / Erica Trachtman --
Parents can be critical in the prevention of teen prescription drug abuse / Parents. The Anti-Drug --
Education is key in fighting prescription drug abuse / Office of National Drug Control Policy --
New technology can make prescription drugs more difficult to abuse / Marni Jameson.
Series Title: Opposing viewpoints series (Unnumbered)
Responsibility: Margaret Haerens and Lynn M. Zott, book editors.

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The information in this volume provides insight into the impact and consequences of the prescription drug abuse problem in the United States, the causes of prescription drug addiction, and proposed and existing government policies that are hotly debated in the ongoing effort to effectively confront the prescription drug abuse problem in this country. Varied expert opinions that examine many of the different aspects that surround this issue are presented. The viewpoints are selected from a wide range of highly respected and often hard-to-find sources and publications. Allows the reader to attain the higher-level critical thinking and reading skills that are essential in a culture of diverse and contradictory opinions.

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