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College Students Abusing Prescription Drugs

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WASHINGTON - About a fifth of U.S. college students are taking painkilling pills and other prescription drugs to get high, a study published on Monday showed.

And students who take prescription drugs for non-medical reasons are at least five times more likely to meet the definition of having a drug abuse problem than students not misusing them, the researchers reported in the journal Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine.

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