Prescription drug abuse on the rise

8: Prescription drug abuse is a rapidly growing problem, at least in part because the drugs are so <a href="http://www.healthkey.com/sns-health-kids-prescription-drugs,0,7367986.story" target=new>easy to get</a>. As a result, more and more people are <a href="http://www.healthkey.com/sns-health-prescription-pain-abuse,0,4920125.story" target=new>seeking treatment</a> for prescription medication addiction, and prescription drugs are now tying illegal drugs for number of <a href="http://www.healthkey.com/sns-health-er-prescription-abuse,0,143981.story" target=new>emergency room visits</a>.
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8: Prescription drug abuse is a rapidly growing problem, at least in part because the drugs are so easy to get. As a result, more and more people are seeking treatment for prescription medication addiction, and prescription drugs are now tying illegal drugs for number of emergency room visits.

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