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Drug craze with teenagers and asthma medication

Teens are misusing family and friends asthma inhalers to assist them with exercise, concentrating or to improve breathing. Inhaler abusers were more likely to adopt other risk taking activities, such as binge drinking, smoking and use of illicit substances.

Source: summary of medical news story as reported by Medpage today

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About: Drug craze with teenagers and asthma medication

Date: 24 August 2005

Source: Medpage today

Author: Katrina Woznicki

URL: http://www.medpagetoday.com/AllergyImmunology/Asthma/tb/1595

Related Medical Topics

This summary article refers to the following medical categories:

  • Medication
  • Medication and inhaler
  • Medication and asthma drugs
  • Medication and asthma inhaler
  • Medication and abuse
  • Medication and self medication
  • Medication and exercise
  • Medication and concentration
  • Medication and breathing

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