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Prevent Prescription Drug Abuse

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is working to prevent prescription drug abuse through a national public education campaign. Consumers are receiving point-of-purchase messages to remind them to properly dispose of unused prescription drugs and to keep them out of reach.

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Studies, Data, and Reports on Prescription Drug Abuse from SAMHSA
Includes reports from the Drug Abuse Warning Network (DAWN) and National Surveys on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH)

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Last Update: 9/11/2009