prescription drug addiction

MIAMI, FL - OCTOBER 14: Law enforment agents stand outside of the Cabana Pharmacy after it was raided by the City of Miami Police Department’s Crime Suppression Unit and Florida Department of Health on October 14, 2011 in Miami, Florida. The owner and two of his employees were arrested at the pharmacy after a six-month investigation by law enforcement in connection with selling oxycodone without a prescription. Florida law enforcement continues to crack down on the alleged 'pill mills.' (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Conway, Fla. AG Say Tighter Regs Needed on Pills

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Dr. Karen Shay recognized the changes in her teenage daughter Sarah — the withdrawal from long-time friends, weight loss and a defiant attitude toward family — all hallmarks of a prescription drug addiction. Sarah got clean after two years, but died in 2006 at age 19 after taking methadone and Xanax at a party with friends, passing out and suffocating.


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