Prescription drug abuse in the United States lead to 40 percent of all poising deaths between 1996 and 2006 to involve painkillers.
A study by the University of British Colombia found that use of OxyContin in British Colombia, Canada is primarily focused in rural areas of the province.
Prescription drug abuse in the United States leads to around 12,000 emergency room visits by people each year.
Prescription drugs is the primary drug of abuse for 20 to 30 percent of California’s drug abusers.
In 2008, 2.5 percent of the US population (about 6.2 million people) abused a prescription drug. The percentage of people who abused a prescription drug is down from the 2.8 percent in 2007.
There was a 76 percent increase in the number of calls to poison control cents in the United States regarding teenagers abusing attention deficit disorder drugs.
20 percent of teens between the age of 12 to 17 admitted to sharing their prescription drugs with their friends, according to a study published in the Journal of Adolescent Health.
The following are facts provided by the Partnership for a Drug Free American regarding prescription drug abuse by teenagers in…
According to the International Narcotics Control Board, the amount of Americans who abuse prescription drugs is greater than the number of people who abuse cocaine, heroin, ecstasy and inhalants combined.
Illegal prescription drug abuse in the United States is valued at $72.5 Billion. More information on prescription drug abuse in our database.