Good Medicine, Bad Behavior: Drug Diversion in America

The DEA Museum opens an interactive exhibit that delves into the prescription drug abuse problem gripping America today. The exhibit explores the history of prescription drug abuse and diversion in the United States and efforts to combat the problem through time. The exhibit includes recreations of period pharmacies, depictions of significant cases, and displays illustrating the impact of these substances on the human body. The rise of rogue internet pharmacies in the past ten years is highlighted. The exhibit presents the science of how these medicines can have therapeutic affects on the body when taken properly, but detrimental affects when misused. There is also a resource area where visitors can read more about issues surrounding prescription drug abuse, interact with key anti-drug abuse websites, and take home literature with more information.



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