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Prescription Drug Misuse

Improper use of drugs or medications outside the intended purpose, scope, or guidelines for use. This is in contrast to MEDICATION ADHERENCE, and distinguished from DRUG ABUSE, which is a deliberate or willful action frequently associated with psychological disorders.

Year introduced: 2013

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Tree Number(s): E02.319.754

MeSH Unique ID: D063487

Entry Terms:

  • Drug Misuse, Prescription
  • Misuse, Prescription Drug
  • Prescription Drug Misuses
  • NMUPD
  • Non-Medical Use of Prescription Drugs
  • Non Medical Use of Prescription Drugs

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