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Can a Pill Improve Your Grades?

Sara Bellum
February 06, 2014

Some people think taking prescription stimulants can mean more As on their report cards. Read More »

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Painkiller Abuse in the NFL: A Hefty Price for Entertainment

Sara Bellum
September 10, 2013

America loves its football—watching an NFL game on a crisp fall Sunday with our friends and families is a big part of our culture. But that fun comes at a cost to the pros who get tackled over and over in pursuit of a touchdown. Read More »

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Youth-Led Efforts To Prevent Prescription Drug Abuse

Ty Sells, Youth to Youth International
January 24, 2013

Hello, again. In my last post, I wrote about the importance of teens realizing their potential as effective leaders. Today, I want to share with you how some teens are leading a movement to prevent prescription drug abuse. Read More »

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Fashion Inspired by Rx Drugs? Mary Kate and Ashley's Pill Bag

Sara Bellum
December 11, 2012

Child actresses turned luxury fashion designers Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen recently announced the release of patent Nile crocodile skin backpacks, some of which are covered with fake prescription drugs, as part of their fashion line. Read More »

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Prescription Stimulants Affect People With ADHD Differently

Sara Bellum
November 01, 2012

There’ve been lots of headlines lately about the dangers of prescription drug abuse—like taking a friend’s. Read More »

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