The Alarming Abuse of Prescription Drugs

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Prescription drug abuse is on the rise, and a new report suggests it’s not people looking for a quick fix, but long-term use that may be leading to the problem.

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A new CDC study shows the number of people who abused prescription pain killers for more than 200 days in the last year rose by nearly 75% between 2002-03 and 2009-10. But estimates for overall past-year abuse have stayed about the same since 2002.