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All You Need to know about Prescription & OTC Drugs in 17 Minutes

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This title is a part of the series All You Need to Know about Drugs Series

Catalogue Number:  600576
Producer:  Human Relations Media
Subject:  Health and Medicine
Language:  English
Grade Level:  3 - 5, 6 - 8, 9 - 12
Country Of Origin:  United States
Copyright Year:  2011
Running Time:  17:00
Closed Captions:  Yes

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Teenagers often don't realize that the chemicals in Rx and over-the-counter drugs are just as potent and addictive as illicit drugs like cocaine and heroin. Program takes a close look at the do's and don'ts of prescription and OTC medicines, informing viewers of their potential risks including abuse, addiction, overdose and death. Even younger viewers will understand why medicine must only be used by the person for whom it was prescribed, and will be ready to heed the warning against the dangers of polypharmacy—mixing several medicines together in a way that causes a magnified and sometimes deadly reaction.

Includes Resource Guide.

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