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True or False?


  1. To properly dispose of unused medications, you should flush them down the toilet. answer

  2. Middle-aged adults have higher rates of prescription drug abuse than adolescents or the elderly. answer

  3. It’s okay to keep unused prescription medications and share them with family members who may need them. answer

  4. More Americans reported prescription drug abuse than the combined total of those reporting abuse of cocaine, hallucinogens, inhalants, and heroin in 2005. answer

  5. Colorado, Kentucky and Washington had the highest rates of nonmedical pain reliever use in 2005. answer

  6. Women have higher rates than men of misuse of pain relievers, stimulants and methamphetamines. answer

  7. You should mix your prescription drugs with kitty litter or coffee grounds before throwing them away. answer

  8. 150 percent more prescriptions for controlled substances were written in 2002 than 1992. answer

  9. A prescription is always needed to acquire a prescription from an online pharmacy. answer

 

Answers


  1. To properly dispose of unused medications, you should flush them down the toilet.


    False. Only certain medications should be flushed down the toilet. Make sure your prescription information indicates this is a proper disposal technique.3
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  2. Middle-aged adults have higher rates of prescription drug abuse than adolescents or the elderly.


    False. Adolescents and the elderly have the highest prevalence rates of prescription drug abuse.1, 4
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  3. It’s okay to keep unused prescription medications and share them with family members who may need them.


    False. It is illegal to share prescriptions.
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  4. More Americans reported prescription drug abuse than the combined total of those reporting abuse of cocaine, hallucinogens, inhalants, and heroin in 2005.


    True. Prescription drug abuse is second only to marijuana abuse in the United States.1
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  5. Colorado, Kentucky and Washington had the highest rates of nonmedical pain reliever use in 2005.


    True.1
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  6. Women have higher rates than men of misuse of pain relievers, stimulants and methamphetamines.


    False. Males had higher rates than females for misuse of pain relievers, stimulants, and methamphetamine among the overall population in 2005.1
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  7. You should mix your prescription drugs with kitty litter or coffee grounds before throwing them away.


    True. By doing this, you ensure that your prescription drugs won’t be used for illicit purposes.3
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  8. 150% more prescriptions for controlled substances were written in 2002 than 1992.


    True. Physicians have become more educated about pain management and have become more willing to write these prescriptions.2
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  9. A prescription is always needed to acquire a prescription from an online pharmacy.


    False. Rogue internet pharmacies often do not require a prescription or a consultation with a physician.5
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