Boys May Be More Likely Than Girls To Abuse OTC Medicines.

HealthDay (11/1, Preidt) reports, “Boys may be more likely than girls to abuse over-the-counter drugs,” according to a study presented at the annual meeting of the American Public Health Association in San Francisco. Investigators “looked at over-the-counter (OTC) drug abuse among students in grades 7 through 12 in 133 schools across greater Cincinnati who took part in a 2009-2010 survey.” Early data indicated that about one in ten of those surveyed said that they had abused an OTC medication. The researchers found that “boys had a higher risk of longtime use of over-the-counter drugs compared with girls.”

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— “Boys More Prone to OTC Drug Abuse Than Girls, Study Suggests,”Robert Preidt, HealthDay, October 31, 2012.

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