Kids Most Likely to Start Abusing Painkillers at 16: Study

MONDAY, May 7 (HealthDay News – Yahoo! News) — Among U.S. adolescents, misuse of prescription painkillers peaks at age 16, earlier than thought, a new large survey analysis reveals. [Read more…]

Prescription drug abuse abetted by family, friends: study

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – More than 70 percent of people who abuse prescription pain relievers obtain the drugs from friends or relatives, usually with permission and for free, according to a government study released on Wednesday. [Read more…]