Teens turn to Internet for prescription drugs

Fri, 13 Oct 2006 04:39 AM EST

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Oct. 12: ER doctors report an increasing number of adolescents who are overdosing on a bizarre combination of medications. More and more often they're getting them from online pharmacies, reports NBC's Dr. Nancy Snyderman. (Nightly News)A study this year by the Partnership for a Drug Free America found that nearly one in five teens report abusing prescription medications to get high. And as NBC's Dr. Nancy Snyderman reports, many of those kids are ordering the drugs, without a prescription, via the Internet.


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