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Annual Monitoring the Future Survey on Drug Abuse Shows Decline in OTC Cough Medicine Abuse
Date:12/11/2008

With their support, we have created public service announcements; lesson plans for school-aged children; and outreach vehicles, such as the award-winning Five Moms Campaign to stop cough medicine abuse, the Dose of Prevention toolkit to help community leaders spread the word locally, and the StopMedicineAbuse.org web site. In addition to education, we also are advocating for a federal law to prevent the sale of dextromethorphan containing medicine to those under the age of 18.

"While we will continue to do all we can to ensure that this abuse is stopped, there is no substitute for parents and the influence they have over their kids. The leading makers of OTC cough medicines recommend parents:

  1. Educate themselves about the problem of medicine abuse.
  2. Talk to their teens about substance abuse, including cough medicine abuse.
  3. Safeguard and take a regular inventory of home medicine cabinets.
  4. Monitor their teen's Internet use for sites that offer information supporting the inappropriate use or abuse of medicines.
  5. Seek the help of a professional if they think their child has a substance abuse problem."

CHPA is the 127-year-old trade association representing U.S. manufacturers and distributors of over-the-counter medicines and nutritional supplements. For more information about CHPA's cough medicine abuse awareness initiatives, visit www.StopMedicineAbuse.org.


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