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Hearing Spotlights Prescription Drug Abuse

Federal and state officials testified before a congressional hearing Tuesday on prescription drug abuse in Massachusetts. According to the Drug Enforcement Agency, the non-medical use of prescription drugs ranks second only to marijuana use. As WBUR's Monica Brady-Myerov reports, yesterday's testimony focused on Oxycontin, an opiate-based pain medication that some lawmakers are seeking to ban.

This program aired on September 14, 2005. The audio for this program is not available.

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