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Generation RX (Drugs) Part I #879020

CBS Evening News for Monday, Nov 26, 2007
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(Concord, New Hampshire: Katie Couric) A week-long series on the growing problem of the abuse of prescription drugs introduced; Partnership for a Drug-Free America statistics of drugs cited.

(No location given: Katie Couric) How kids "stack" prescription drugs to get through their days examined; PSA ad shown. [In shadow, college coed "ERIN" - talks about her use of adderall, valium and other drugs.] [Partnership for a Drug-Free America CEO Steve PASIERB†- outlines the drug use by teenagers because of stress and pressure; says the kids get the drugs at home.] [Salisbury, Massachusetts, police chief Dave L'ESPERANCE††- says it is stronger than an epidemic; talks about his late son's drug problem.]

Couric, Katie

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