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Mix your OxyContin with kitty litter

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6,300 U.S. pharmacies will distribute substance abuse prevention information sheets advising consumers of highly abused prescription drugs and how to store and dispose of drugs such as hydrocodone, sleep aids and oxycodone (Purdue Pharma's OxyContin and generics) to mitigate abuse. Consumers are advised to dispose of unused medications by mixing them in old coffee grounds or used kitty litter. Sponsored by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, the 26-week pilot project was inspired by data from the National Survey of Drug Use and Health indicating that prescription drug abuse among youth grew from 5.4 percent in 2002 to 6.4 percent in 2006...
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