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Document Number: 3077

Attention Disorder Drugs: Few Incidents of Diversion or Abuse Identified by Schools - At Congressional request, the General Accounting Office has provided information and analysis on (1) the diversion and abuse of attention deficit disorder drugs in public schools, (2) the school environment in which the drugs are administered to students and (3) the state laws or regulations addressing the administration of prescription drugs in schools. Concern has arisen that the increasing use of medications in school might provide additional opportunities for drug abuse, however, middle and high school principals reported little diversion or abuse of attention disorder drugs. Thirty-seven states and the District of Columbia have either statutes, regulations or mandatory policies addressing the administration of medication to students. (General Accounting Office 01-1011, September 14, 2001)...


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