Prescription drug abuse
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Contributors:
Haerens, Margaret, editor of compilation.
Zott, Lynn M. 1969- editor of compilation.
Published:
Detroit : Greenhaven Press, [2013].
Status:
Central Adult Nonfiction
362.299 PRESC
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Central Adult Nonfiction
362.299 PRESC
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Nov 8, 2018
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Each title in the highly acclaimed Opposing Viewpoints series explores a specific issue by placing expert opinions in a unique pro/con format; the viewpoints are selected from a wide range of highly respected and often hard-to-find publications.; This title addresses prescription drug abuse, exploring the extent of the problem, its causes and contributing factors, ways in which government policies might minimize the problem, and ways that doctors, parents, and educators can help prevent such abuse; "Each volume in the Opposing Viewpoints Series could serve as a model…not only providing access to a wide diversity of opinions, but also stimulating readers to do further research for group discussion and individual interest. Both shrill and moderate, th
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Book
Physical Desc:
255 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780737760668 (hardcover), 0737760664 (hardcover), 9780737760675 (pbk.), 0737760672 (pbk.)

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Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Description
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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APA Citation (style guide)

Haerens, M., & Zott, L. M. 1. (2013). Prescription drug abuse. Detroit: Greenhaven Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Haerens, Margaret and Lynn M. 1969- Zott. 2013. Prescription Drug Abuse. Detroit: Greenhaven Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Haerens, Margaret and Lynn M. 1969- Zott, Prescription Drug Abuse. Detroit: Greenhaven Press, 2013.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Haerens, Margaret,, and Lynn M. 1969- Zott. Prescription Drug Abuse. Detroit: Greenhaven Press, 2013. Print.

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5050 |a 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.
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