Prescription drug abuse means big bucks for pushers
Drugs intended for pain and anxiety relief finding their way on to the streets - without prescriptions
Prescription drug abuse is a growing and prevalent fact of life in the United States. Drugs intended to relieve pain and anxieties are finding themselves in the hands of people without prescriptions, leading to addiction and overdose deaths.
As is typical in illegal drug sales, demand is driving the business. Prescription drug abuse is a nationwide problem, but it is particularly rampant in cities like Los Angeles, Miami, Chicago and New York, federal officials say.
Pope Francis Prayer Intentions for December 2013
General Intention: Victimized Children. That children who are victims of abandonment or violence may find the love and protection they need.
Missionary Intention: Prepare the Savior's Coming. That Christians, enlightened by the Word incarnate, may prepare humanity for the Savior's coming.
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