Abuse of Prescription Medicines in Southwestern France

@article{Baumevieille1997AbuseOP,
  title={Abuse of Prescription Medicines in Southwestern France},
  author={Marie Baumevieille and Françoise Haramburu and Bernard B{\'e}gaud},
  journal={Annals of Pharmacotherapy},
  year={1997},
  volume={31},
  pages={847 - 850}
}
BACKGROUND: Few quantitative data are available concerning abuse of medicine in the general population, although dependence on prescription medicines involves a significant proportion of the population. Falsified prescription forms can be used as an indicator of abuse. METHODS: Community pharmacists in a representative network were asked to report any falsified prescription form presented over a 1-year period. Sales data were used to express results as abuse rate and abuse rate ratio. RESULTS… 

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