Prescription Drugs: Their Use and Abuse

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A prescription label is not just a bunch of words. It’s a doctor’s instructions to a patient: Only this person can take this medication, in this amount, for this length of time. When the medication is taken on purpose for any reason other than as prescribed, that is called abuse. Get the facts about the dangers of abusing prescription drugs.

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