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Prescription Drug Abuse and Schools

Prescription drug abuse among high schools students is a growing problem according to recent studies and school administrators in Massachusetts.

It came to the fore last month, when a high school senior in Arlington committed suicide after allegedly drinking and taking a prescription anti-anxiety drug off-label.

Local police later arrested a high school student suspected of selling prescription drugs to students.

Click the listen link above to hear Monica Brady-Myerov's report on the increasing popularity of pills and what school administrators are doing about it.

This program aired on February 21, 2006. The audio for this program is not available.

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Monica Brady-Myerov was formerly a report in WBUR's newsroom.


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