Friedman RA. The Changing Face of Teenage Drug Abuse—The Trend toward Prescription Drugs.
New Eng J Med 2006;534:1448-50.
Highlight: This article in the Perspective section of NEJM highlights the growing problem of diversion and use of prescription drugs by teenagers.
Levine DA. “Pharming”:the abuse of prescriptions and over-the-counter drugs in teens.
Current Opinion in Pediatrics 2007;19:270-4.
Highlight: This is a review article that discusses the epidemiology of drug abuse in adolescents, particularly dextromethorphan and over-the-counter prescription drug abuse.
Boyer EW. Dextromethorphan Abuse. Pediatric Emergency Care 2004;20:858-63.
Highlight: A good overview of dextromethorphan, its history, epidemiology, pharmacology, and clinical effects.