prescription drug abuse
Missouri is the only state in the nation that has not agreed to set up a prescription drug database, which would be used to identify and track those who acquire excess painkiller or tranquilizer prescriptions.
Law enforcement, drug counseling experts and ordinary people whose lives have been wrecked by the drug came together for the hearing.
A film focused on exposing teen prescription drug abuse will be screened in St. Louis.
DEA program manager Scott Collier tells KMOX that when it comes to abuse among teenagers, prescription drugs rank only behind marijuana.
The nation’s drug czar says prescription drug abuse is far and away the most lethal drug problem in America.