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OTC abuse prevention in school

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New curriculum intended to curb abuse of over-the-counter and prescription medications will be added to the Drug Abuse Resistance Education America's law enforcement officer-led classes during the 2007-2008 school year, D.A.R.E. announces Dec. 12. The organization cites information from surveys by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration and the Partnership for a Drug-Free America, which showed illegal drug use declining, but a "disturbing trend" of teen abuse of legal drugs, as the reason for adding the curriculum. "The rise in medicine abuse, both prescription and OTC, requires action, and that is why we have worked with the manufacturers of these medicines and our own experts in developing this new curriculum," D.A.R.E. President and CEO Charlie Parsons says...

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