Title

"The Talk of Maine" piece on the rise of crimes in Maine tied to prescription dr

Authors

Virginia Wright

Source

Down East

Date

4-1-2011

Pages

p 19-22

Abstract

"The Talk of Maine" piece on the rise of crimes in Maine tied to prescription drug abuse. The problem is growing worse with a five hundred percent rise in drug-related deaths in Maine. Unlike other areas of New England, prescription drugs, in particular Oxycontin, is the drug of choice for a variety of factors. Many times, legally prescribed medications are sold by the patient as a way to make money. One solution may lie in better monitoring of controlled substances. Other possible solutions include advocacy, education and an aggressive drug take back program.

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