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SIMON MWANGI: Prescription medicine abuse creeps into Kenya

When abused, stimulants can cause anxiety, high blood pressure, and in some cases, heart attack.

In Summary

• Prescription drugs are also among those that are heavily abused yet their addiction is rarely talked about.

• Prescription drug abuse is the use of prescription medication in a way not intended by the prescribing doctor.

Drug abuse is inadvertently viewed as abusing those substances that are either outlawed or those, like alcohol, that have visible and immediate effects on users.

Truth is that prescription ...

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