Diversion of Pharmaceutical Drugs
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Drug diversion ( abuse of prescription drugs ) is a major problem within the United States today. It affects all levels of society and has hidden ramifications for individuals, health care professionals and institutions. This paper looks at the types of drugs that are most commonly abused and discusses the numbers of ways drugs and other pharmaceuticals are diverted from their appropriate use and sale. It also reviews the law and campaign against prescription drug abuse.
From the Paper:"According to the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA)'s Office of Diversion control, physicians and dishonest pharmacy staff result in the majority of cases of pharmaceutical diversion (DCP, 2002). Investigation into these common sources of drug diversion is clearly inadequate. (NDSN, 1996) reports that fewer than 24 cases are prosecuted each hear in the state of California. Given that abuse of pharmaceutical drugs may be as large a drug problem as non-pharmaceutical drugs, the need for more investigation into diversion of pharmaceutical drugs is apparent."
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