Legal Issues Relating to the Disposal of Dispensed Controlled Substances

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This report describes an issue that is the fastest-growing drug problem in the country -- the intentional use of prescription drugs for non-medical purposes. It is the second-most common form of illicit drug abuse among teenagers in the United States behind marijuana use. Several bills have been introduced in the 111th Congress that would create a legal framework governing disposal of controlled substances that have been dispensed to patients.

Creator(s): Yeh, Brian T.
Location(s): United States
Creation Date: September 24, 2010
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UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Congressional Research Service Reports
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Yeh, Brian T.

Legislative Attorney

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Place of Publication: Washington, D.C.
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  • Creation: September 24, 2010
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This report describes an issue that is the fastest-growing drug problem in the country -- the intentional use of prescription drugs for non-medical purposes. It is the second-most common form of illicit drug abuse among teenagers in the United States behind marijuana use. Several bills have been introduced in the 111th Congress that would create a legal framework governing disposal of controlled substances that have been dispensed to patients.

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16 pages.

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