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Not enough attention paid to over-the-counter drugs

Not enough attention paid to over-the-counter drugs

By Sunny Hong, Staff Writer

November 16, 2015


Filed under Opinion

Over-the-counter drugs are the most commonly abused drugs in the U.S. and cause a real and serious problem among people of all ages. It is imperative to think twice before putting these chemicals in our bodies.

Smart drugs require smart policy

Smart drugs require smart policy

By Richard Shu, Deputy Copy Chief

February 19, 2015


Filed under Opinion

University drug policies must better address "smart drug" abuse.

Top drug myths debunked

By Bryna Shuman, Assistant Managing Editor

September 25, 2014


Filed under Uncategorized

Despite educational programs like Drug Abuse Resistance Education and AlcoholEdu, there is still confusion surrounding drug use. Health flyers sometimes contradict what we hear from our friends or see on television. Here are the top five myths about drug use, and what you actually need to know: Prescr...

Christina’s Case: NYU needs strategy to prevent prescription drug abuse

Christina’s Case: NYU needs strategy to prevent prescription drug abuse

By Christina Coleburn, Deputy Opinion Editor

April 21, 2014


Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, Opinion

Final exams are fast approaching for college students across the nation. For NYU students, the dreaded week — complete with arduous term papers and strenuous tests that can account for over half of the overall semester grade — is slated to begin on May 13. The extreme pressure can provoke an ...

Investigations must be conducted to crackdown on immoral, unhealthy drug use

December 4, 2013


Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, Opinion

Prescription drug abuse has increased over the past few years, and today one in four students use prescription drugs illicitly. The growing trend in prescription drug abuse has led to a drastic increase in overdoses. According to a recent study by the Center For Disease Control and Prevention, the numb...

Children in U.S. frequently misdiagnosed, overmedicated

Children in U.S. frequently misdiagnosed, overmedicated

April 4, 2013


Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, Opinion

The United States is famous for overdoing things. Bigger, faster, more — it’s our motto for many things, from food to cars and now, medicine. Children in the United States are being treated with prescription medication for various conditions at an alarming rate; a 2009 report conducted by IMS H...