Navigation Links
Non-Medical Use of Prescriptions Linked to Drug Abuse Risk
Date:3/3/2008

Study of college students finds 20% took substances without approval

MONDAY, March 3 (HealthDay News) -- Among college students, non-medical use of frequently abused prescription drugs increases the risk of drug abuse, says a University of Michigan study.

Researcher Sean Esteban McCabe asked 3,639 college students, average age 19.9 years, about their prescribed or non-prescribed use of four classes of prescription drugs -- opioids, stimulants, sleeping aids and sedative or anxiety medications.

The students were also asked about any drug-related problems (such as performing illegal activities to obtain drugs, having withdrawal symptoms, or developing medical problems) that might indicate drug abuse.

The study found that 59.9 percent of the students reported having used at least one of the four kinds of drugs with a prescription for medical reasons, and about 20 percent reported non-prescribed, non-medical use of a drug.

Overall, 1,412 (39.7 percent) said they'd used such drugs only by prescription, 156 (4.4 percent) were never prescribed any of the drugs but had used them anyway, and 563 (15.8 percent) had used some of the drugs both with and without a prescription.

Students who said they'd used medications without a prescription -- whether or not they'd used them for medical reasons -- were more likely to screen positive for drug abuse than those who only used the medications for medical reasons or had never used them, the study found.

There was no difference in the rate of positive screening between students who said they only used the drugs by prescription and those who said they'd never taken the medications.

The study was published in the March issue of the Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine.

The findings have important implications for prescribing frequently abused medications to college students, McCabe said in a prepared statement.


'/>"/>
Copyright©2008 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Pharmacists Customize Prescriptions By Patient, Day and Dose with onePAC(TM) Packaging
2. Researchers propose consumers buy yearly drug licenses as new way to pay for prescriptions
3. $7 Brand Name Prescriptions for Low Income and Un-Insured Avoid Prescription Discount Cards!
4. AAPM statement on DEA ruling allowing multiple prescriptions for controlled substances
5. Tendon complications, though rare, linked to statins
6. Breast cancer subtypes linked to survival from secondary brain tumors
7. Drugs used for cancer-associated anemia linked with increased risk of blood clots, death
8. Premature births linked to physical abuse
9. Kidney donor age linked to aortic siffening
10. Gene newly linked to inherited ALS may also play role in common dementia
11. Timely Cancer Diagnosis Linked to Insurance Status
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Non-Medical Use of Prescriptions Linked to Drug Abuse Risk
(Date:7/12/2014)... 2014 Recently, Fadhits.com, a well-known wedding dress ... long graduation dresses to its product line. In ... loyal clients. It wants to bring more benefits for its ... offered at discounted prices, up to 72% off. , As ... working hard. Its online shop is a good place for ...
(Date:7/12/2014)... New York, NY (PRWEB) July 12, 2014 ... experienced steady growth over the past five years, buoyed ... the agricultural sector's supply management system. “Eggs are a ... a result, per capita egg consumption generally grows in ... IBISWorld Industry Analyst Will McKitterick. Furthermore, demand for new ...
(Date:7/12/2014)... Fresh off their respective performances in the 2014 World Cup, ... at Sun Life Stadium in an international friendly. The World ... stars in the world of football in Colombian and Brazilian ... some of the best talent in the world in early ... team in the world according to the Fédération Internationale de ...
(Date:7/12/2014)... report, "Phthalic Anhydride and Derivatives (Plasticizers, Unsaturated Polyester Resins, ... Trends & Forecast to 2018," defines and segments phthalic ... and value. The report also estimates the demand and ... anhydride is projected to grow from an estimated $6,130.55 ... a CAGR of 5.24% from 2013 to 2018. , ...
(Date:7/12/2014)... 12, 2014 The ... Vascular Devices Market by Angioplasty Balloon ... (IVUS, OCT), IVC Filter (Retrievable), Endovascular ... analyzes and studies the major market ... U.S. and Canada. , Browse 108 ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:New Collection of Long Graduation Dresses Revealed by Fadhits.com 2Health News:Chicken Egg Production in Canada Industry Market Research Report Now Available from IBISWorld 2Health News:Chicken Egg Production in Canada Industry Market Research Report Now Available from IBISWorld 3Health News:Brazil Vs. Colombia Tickets Sun Life Stadium: Ticket Down Slashes Ticket Prices for Friendly Match Between Colombia and Brazil 2Health News:Brazil Vs. Colombia Tickets Sun Life Stadium: Ticket Down Slashes Ticket Prices for Friendly Match Between Colombia and Brazil 3Health News:Phthalic Anhydride Market Projected to Reach $8.42 Billion by 2018 – Report by MarketsandMarkets 2Health News:Phthalic Anhydride Market Projected to Reach $8.42 Billion by 2018 – Report by MarketsandMarkets 3Health News:Phthalic Anhydride Market Projected to Reach $8.42 Billion by 2018 – Report by MarketsandMarkets 4Health News:North American Interventional Cardiology & Peripheral Vascular Devices Market - New Report by MarketsandMarkets 2Health News:North American Interventional Cardiology & Peripheral Vascular Devices Market - New Report by MarketsandMarkets 3Health News:North American Interventional Cardiology & Peripheral Vascular Devices Market - New Report by MarketsandMarkets 4Health News:North American Interventional Cardiology & Peripheral Vascular Devices Market - New Report by MarketsandMarkets 5
... To be joined by special guests Ringo Starr, Sheryl Crow, ... and Jim JamesTickets go on sale Monday, March 9, at ... Paul McCartney and special guests Ringo Starr, Sheryl Crow, ... Bettye LaVette, and Jim James will perform at the David ...
... CARDIFF, Calif., March 4 Rapid Fire Marketing, (Pink ... Inc., a development stage software firm utilizing the latest ... technology works off a wireless headset that responds to ... power of your own mind. The technology has ...
... BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc. (Nasdaq: BMRN ) today announced ... of BioMarin, will present a company update at the Barclays ... 2009 at 2:30 p.m. ET. Interested parties may access ... investor section of the BioMarin website, www.BMRN.com . ...
... assistant (MCA), featuring touch screen input. The MediSlate was designed ... whether that is a hospital ward, medical clinic or emergency room. ... ... TabletKiosk ®, a leader in mobile computing solutions, today announced ...
... The Johnson Institute has transferred key programs and ... Advocacy under an agreement reached last week by ... )The transfer ensures a continuation of the Johnson ... and possibility of recovery from alcoholism and dependence ...
... will be held Saturday, October 17 at , ... Chapter of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) has announced ... Monye Connolly, will serve as the Corporate Chair for its ... The event is scheduled in Atlanta at Centennial ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Paul McCartney to Headline Benefit Concert for David Lynch Foundation at Radio City Music Hall on Saturday, April 4 2Health News:BioMarin to Present at the Barclays Capital Global Healthcare Conference 2Health News:TabletKiosk Introduces the MediSlate™ MCA i1040XT: A Mobile Clinical Assistant (MCA) with Touch Screen Input 2Health News:TabletKiosk Introduces the MediSlate™ MCA i1040XT: A Mobile Clinical Assistant (MCA) with Touch Screen Input 3Health News:TabletKiosk Introduces the MediSlate™ MCA i1040XT: A Mobile Clinical Assistant (MCA) with Touch Screen Input 4Health News:TabletKiosk Introduces the MediSlate™ MCA i1040XT: A Mobile Clinical Assistant (MCA) with Touch Screen Input 5Health News:Johnson Institute Transfers Key Programs and Products to Hazelden Foundation 2Health News:Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Names Monye Connolly Corporate Chair for its Annual Walk to Cure Diabetes 2
(Date:7/10/2014)... , July 10, 2014 Integrated Silicon Solution, ... advanced memory and analog IC solutions, today announced that ... July 24, 2014, at 7:00 a.m. Pacific Time (10:00 ... for the fiscal 2014 third quarter ended June 30, ... telephone, dial 1-888-556-4997 before 6:50 a.m. Pacific time on ...
(Date:7/10/2014)... 10, 2014  Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. (NYSE: ... has completed the sale to Galderma of all rights ... held by Valeant for $1.4 billion in cash, pursuant ... recently completed its acquisition of Galderma. ... products to a company that is firmly committed to ...
(Date:7/10/2014)... , July 10, 2014 CVS Caremark Corporation ... of directors has approved a quarterly dividend of $0.275 (27.5 ... is payable on August 1, 2014, to holders of record ... CVS Caremark is dedicated to helping people on ... company in the United States . Through ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
... 11 Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals announced today that ... U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for ciprofloxacin dry ... to Pseudomonas aeruginosa in cystic fibrosis (CF) patients. A ... Medicines Agency. Ciprofloxacin DPI is an investigational drug–device combination ...
... Zimmer Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: ZMH ; ... recently introduced Continuum Acetabular Cup System at the ... Continuum Cup combines the best ... Technology, Metasul ® Metal-on-Metal technology, BIOLOX ® delta ...
Cached Medicine Technology:FDA Grants Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals Orphan Drug Designation for Investigational Ciprofloxacin Dry Powder Inhaler for the Treatment of Cystic Fibrosis 2FDA Grants Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals Orphan Drug Designation for Investigational Ciprofloxacin Dry Powder Inhaler for the Treatment of Cystic Fibrosis 3FDA Grants Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals Orphan Drug Designation for Investigational Ciprofloxacin Dry Powder Inhaler for the Treatment of Cystic Fibrosis 4FDA Grants Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals Orphan Drug Designation for Investigational Ciprofloxacin Dry Powder Inhaler for the Treatment of Cystic Fibrosis 5FDA Grants Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals Orphan Drug Designation for Investigational Ciprofloxacin Dry Powder Inhaler for the Treatment of Cystic Fibrosis 6FDA Grants Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals Orphan Drug Designation for Investigational Ciprofloxacin Dry Powder Inhaler for the Treatment of Cystic Fibrosis 7FDA Grants Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals Orphan Drug Designation for Investigational Ciprofloxacin Dry Powder Inhaler for the Treatment of Cystic Fibrosis 8New Hip Implant Provides Personalized Fit 2New Hip Implant Provides Personalized Fit 3New Hip Implant Provides Personalized Fit 4
Used for placement of choledochoscopes, cholangiography catheters and other instruments. Supplied sterile in peel-open packages. Intended for one-time use....
Used for common bile duct exploration. Supplied sterile in peel-open packages. Intended for one-time use....
... Marker directly to the biopsy site helps ... performed. ,The MICROMARK® II Tissue Marker is ... for use with the MAMMOTOME Biopsy System. ... site after a biopsy with the MAMMOTOME ...
... A biopsy with the ... an effective, minimally invasive procedure ... patient management.,Using computer-generated images to ... more accurately pinpoint and map ...
Medicine Products: