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Discovery Corner

Website Resources
DEA Diversion
www.deadiversion.usdoj.gov

Partnership for a Drug-Free America
www.drugfree.org/Parent/Resources/Prescription_Medicine_Misuse

National Institute on Drug Abuse
www.nida.nih.gov/drugpages/prescription.html

Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America
www.DoseofPrevention.org

Food and Drug Administration
www.fda.gov/medsinmyhome

National Youth Anti-Drug Media Campaign
www.freevibe.com/Drug_Facts/prescription_drugs.asp

National Association of Chain Drug Stores
www.nacds.org/wmspage.cfm?parm1=8

Partnership for Drug-Free America Not in My House Campaign
www.notinmyhouse.com


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Introduction
Introduction

Explore the rise of patent medicine industry from the late 1800s through to modern day prescription drugs.

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History of Prescription Drugs
Introduction

Explore the revolution in therapeutics during the past 120 years. Medicines have been discovered to cure disease and to relieve pain.

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The Science of Drugs
Medicine and the body

Explore the many substances found to have wonderful healing and pain-relieving properties, but also many that could cause harm if used incorrectly.

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The Controlled Distribution System
Image of DEA agents on a drug bust

Explore the various laws and regulations have been passed by the federal and state governments to regulate and control the manufacture, distribution and dispensing of medicines.
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Prescription Fraud
Prescription Drugs found on a drug bust

Explore the laws put in place in response to growing abuse and addiction problems with controlled substances.

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Diversion of Chemicals
Diversion of Chemicals

Explores the clandestine production of drugs, which is dependent on the availability of chemicals necessary to produce the illicit drug activity.

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Pain Management
Pain Management

Explores the critical balance between promoting pain relief and preventing the diversion and abuse of powerful prescription drugs.

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Lost Talent
Lost Talent

Explore individuals lost to prescription drug abuse and related drug violence.



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Discovery Corner
Discovery Corner

Explore the resources in the Discovery Corner to learn more about prescription drugs.


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