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W V Med J. 2010;106(4 Spec No):64-70.

Understanding the cultures of prescription drug abuse, misuse, addiction, and diversion.

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  • 1University of Charleston, School of Pharmacy, USA.


Prescription drug abuse, misuse, addiction, and diversion have reached epidemic proportions in the United States. The elimination of the burden of these activities on the healthcare system, the criminal justice system and society as a whole requires a multifaceted approach. Before resolution of these issues around prescription drugs can occur, a clear understanding of the cultures leading to these activities is required.

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