Jul 26 2012

Rising U.S. Prescription Drug Abuse Prompts Shift in Drug Control Strategy

A recent article in the New York Times looks at a shift in thinking to combat drug abuse from efforts to prevent drugs such as heroin and cocaine from entering the U.S. illegally, to combating the rising, more significant problem in the fifty states—abuse of prescription drugs.

>>Bonus Link: Read a NewPublicHealth interview with R. Gil Kerlikowske, director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy.

Tags: Prescription drugs, Public and Community Health, Recommended Reading, Substance Abuse