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To stem addiction, recreational drug users tapped for clinical abuse trials

Major pharmaceutical companies are reportedly recruiting thousands of recreational drug users to test a new generation of medicines that deter addiction, which could have a significant impact in the fight against prescription drug addiction. Financial Times reporter David Crow joins Hari Sreenivasan to explain the drug tests.

HARI SREENIVASAN: Major pharmaceutical companies are reportedly recruiting thousands of recreational drug users to test a new generation of medicines that deter addiction. The impact of the new meds could be significant.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration calls prescription drug addiction a national epidemic and estimates that more than two million Americans abuse opioids. Officials say roughly 45 people die of overdoses every day.

... read the full article at http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/stem-addiction-drug-users-recruited-clinical-abuse-trials
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