The dangers from over-the-counter pain relievers led Tuesday's news. The follow-up on ABC's A Closer Look was about the prescription variety. Pierre Thomas (subscription required) reported that today's youth are cutting back on illegal narcotics and getting high on pharmaceuticals instead. Their supplier is likely to be their parents' medicine cabinet. Vicodin is a drug of choice for one in every ten high school seniors--but do not ignore the pharmacy's over-the-counter display for a buzz. Teens like cough syrup, too, and overdoses can kill.
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