A prescription drug is a pharmaceutical drug that legally requires a medical prescription to be dispensed. In contrast, over-the-counter drugs can be obtained without a prescription. The reason for this difference in substance control is the potential scope of misuse, from drug abuse to practicing medicine without a license and without sufficient education. Different jurisdictions have different definitions of what constitutes a prescription drug. The federal government authorizes physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners and other advanced practice nurses, veterinarians, dentists, and optometrists to prescribe any controlled substance.
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- Opioids Epidemic: How I Became a Heroin AddictSpecial Price $149.00 Regular Price $199.00
- Alcohol, Drugs and the BrainSpecial Price $299.00 Regular Price $399.00
Alcohol, Drugs and the Brain is a complete overview of how alcohol and drugs affect the brain by University of Texas professor of pharmacology, Dr. Carlton Erickson. The difference between drug and alcohol abuse and dependence is explained, who is at risk, and how to get help. This title is a MUST HAVE for all treatment education and DUI programs.
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- Legal But Deadly: Abusing Prescription DrugsSpecial Price $149.00 Regular Price $199.00
This timely video highlights several recent cases of teens that became addicted to prescription drugs and the resulting consequences.Learn More
This program highlights kids' false beliefs about these drugs and the all too common belief that because these drugs are prescribed they are therefore safe.