Misuse of Prescription Drugs Research Report

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HHS Non-systematic Review

Source: National Institute on Drug Abuse

Last Reviewed: June 2020

This report defines misuse of prescription drugs and describes the extent of prescription drug misuse in the United States. It also provides information about the safety of using prescription drugs in combination with other medicines, describes ways to prevent and treat prescription drug misuse and addiction, and lists resources that provide more information. In addition, the report includes information about prescription drug misuse in specific populations, like adolescents and older adults.

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National Institutes of Health, National Institute on Drug Abuse. (2020). Misuse of Prescription Drugs Research Report. Retrieved from https://www.drugabuse.gov/publications/research-reports/misuse-prescription-drugs