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Book Summary: This outstanding resource guide for students and young adults provides an introduction to the history of prescription drug abuse that explains how this problem has arisen and examines the social, political, economic, and health issues associated with prescription drug abuse in modern society.

• Explains the dangers associated with the use of prescription drugs for nonmedical purposes

• Provides a detailed introduction for readers seeking to learn about the topic of prescription drug abuse and serves as an research tool for school projects

• Includes thought-provoking perspective essays from individuals involved in the discussion of how to address prescription drug abuse

• Supplies primary source documents in the form of excerpts from laws, administrative rulings, and court cases regarding prescription drug abuse as well as a glossary of key terms used in discussing the topic of prescription drug abuse