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December 27, 2012

The National Institute on Drug Abuse last week released the 2012 Monitoring the Future survey, finding that 5.6% of high school seniors, 3% of eighth graders and 4.7% of tenth graders abused over-the-counter cough and cold medicines containing dextromethorphan, bringing the overall average to under 5%.

BETHESDA, Md. — The National Institute on Drug Abuse last week released the 2012 Monitoring the Future survey, finding that 5.6% of high school seniors abused over-the-counter cough and cold medicines containing dextromethorphan, a rate that has held relatively steady over the past five years. Abuse of DXM products was reported to be 3% among eighth graders and 4.7% among tenth graders, bringing the overall average to under 5%.

July 11, 2012

Sens. Bob Casey, D.-Pa., and Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, on Wednesday introduced bipartisan legislation to prevent the abuse of cough syrup to get high by restricting the sale of products containing dextromethorphan to adults older than 18 years of age.

WASHINGTON — Sens. Bob Casey, D.-Pa., and Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, on Wednesday introduced bipartisan legislation to prevent the abuse of cough syrup to get high by restricting the sale of products containing dextromethorphan to adults older than 18 years of age.

September 1, 2011

California on Wednesday banned the sale of dextromethorphan to minors, becoming the first state to pass such legislation.

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California on Wednesday banned the sale of dextromethorphan to minors, becoming the first state to pass such legislation.

September 14, 2010

A pair of Food and Drug Administration advisory committees on Tuesday evening recommended that the...

WASHINGTON A pair of Food and Drug Administration advisory committees on Tuesday evening recommended that the FDA not place greater sales restrictions on the sale of dextromethorphan by placing the ingredient on the controlled substances schedule. The panel of FDA advisers voted to not schedule DXM by a vote of 15-9.

 

September 13, 2010

As the Food and Drug Administration's Drug Safety and Risk Management Committee debated Tuesday on...

May 5, 2010

Perrigo on Wednesday announced that it has acquired the exclusive U.S. store brand rights to...

May 3, 2010

The Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday announced through the Federal Register that a Sept....

September 27, 2009

The greater awareness raised around the potential of abuse of drugs commonly stored in the...

NEW YORK The greater awareness raised around the potential of abuse of drugs commonly stored in the consumers’ medicine cabinets among teens, the greater chance of reducing that drug abuse.

 

According to surveys conducted on behalf of the Consumer Healthcare Products Association and others in the past, when a parent talks to their children about drug abuse, it reduces the chances that that child abuses drugs by some 50%.