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Thursday, February 15, 2007

Teens Can't Keep Their Hands Out of the Medicine Cabinet (Again)

It seems that every few months the press reports another story like this, on a report whose sole purpose was to generate another story about how teens "abuse" prescription drugs. Now that I have followed the Libby trial I am onto this routine of the White House using the press as its public relations arm (see how this weeks' lame Iran "evidence" turned into front page headlines). Guess the source of this new report: the White House!

A clip:
Junior's been helping himself to Mother's little helper.

That's the conclusion of a report released Wednesday by White House drug czar John Walters that found while U.S. teenagers' use of marijuana is declining, their abuse of prescription drugs is holding steady or in some cases increasing.

"The drug dealer is us," said Walters, the national drug policy director.
Well, in many ways the Drug Czar is right, as it is the government that criminalizes marijuana use. I personally would rather see kids smoking pot than be crushing Oxycontin pills, but I am not the Drug Czar.

Another thing the article mentions is that teenagers obtain prescription drugs like Xanax over the Internet. Could someone please tell me how to do this? I would love to, and I am sure Noelle Bush would too so she could avoid being arrested again.

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