ClintonFoundation.com: Solving the Prescription Drug Misuse Tragedy

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"Studies have shown that a large majority of teenagers view pharmaceuticals as safer than street drugs. (They aren’t.) They believe prescription medications aren’t addictive or fatal, but they often are. OxyContin, a widely abused drug, can cause heart attacks because it relaxes heart valves and allows blood to “backflow,” leading to an overabundance of blood in the ventricle or atrium."  full article