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2010-12-30 14:46:34

The Federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) said in a report that alcohol-related New Year's celebrations send more young people to hospital emergency rooms than any other time of the year. According to the report, 1,980 hospital ER visits in 2009 involved underage drinking.  That is nearly four times the daily average number of emergency department visits for drinking-related visits by people under 21, the report said.  SAMHSA said it is two to...

2009-09-30 04:00:00

ANN ARBOR, Mich., Sept. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Fifty-nine percent of all prescriptions filled for psychotropic medications are written by general practitioners, according to a research report published this month in Psychiatric Services. The study, conducted by researchers from Thomson Reuters and the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), analyzed prescribing patterns for psychotropic drugs from August 2006 through July 2007. Of the 472 million...


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