One in Two Adolescents Misuse Their Prescription Drugs, Study Shows

MEDICAL NEWS TODAY (09/11) – Although prescription drug misuse is on the decline among adolescents, one in two patients tested between the ages of 10 and 17 years are not using their medications appropriately, potentially putting their health at risk, according to an analysis by Quest Diagnostics, the world’s leading provider of diagnostic information services. However, patients in the 10-17 years age group also showed the greatest improvement in appropriate prescription drug use compared to all other age groups over a four-year period. Read more

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