Group Meets to Discuss Prescription Drug Abuse in Oklahoma
Last week, a group of representatives brought together by Rep. Richard Morrissette discussed prescription drug abuse in the state. A presentation by Oklahoma State Department of Health showed that Oklahoma ranked number one in the country nonmedical use of pain relievers, and the state is one and a half times the national average for nonmedical use of these drugs. Further, 22% of high school age individuals had used prescription drugs without medical directive. The next meeting is planned for October at a date and time to be determined.
Posted on Thu, September 29, 2011
by Patricia Christensen