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'Pharming'

"Pharming"

 “Pharming”

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.

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