‘Big Pharma is responsible for turning teenagers into illegal drug users by prescribing them dangerous medications which they may later misuse, according to researchers at the University of Michigan.

A study conducted by the UM School of Medicine revealed that teens who were given prescriptions for drugs designed to treat sleep disorders or anxiety were 12 times as likely to abuse those same drugs later, compared to those who had never had those types of drugs prescribed to them.

The teens who had received these medications were prone to later experiment with them or use them to get high, sometimes mixing them with alcohol – a very dangerous combination. Misusing these drugs is a felony, which means, for instance, that anyone who shares them with friends is committing a crime.’

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