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Government Crackdown On Prescription - Drug Abuse

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The federal and many state governments are on a campaign to reduce prescription drug abuse. According to the Wall Street Journal, the crackdown is making doctors more reluctant to prescribe some drugs out of fear they will attract attention from regulators. Doctors may even be liable if a patient turns around and sells the drugs.

In addition to pointing out to your doctor the facts in this article, you can offer to take regular urine tests to confirm that you are actually taking the prescribed drugs.

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