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Schumer seeks tighter rules for prescription drugs

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Valerie McKeon traced her addiction to a bottle of Lortab prescribed to her when she was 17 and had a tooth pulled. She took one, then got sick then set them aside. Four years later, though, as a 21-year-old mother, she came across that bottle again, and took another one, believing it would help her sleep, as she was having troubles in her life at the time. “I remember thinking before I went to sleep ...

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April 30, 2013
8:36 a.m.

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What exactly does Ms. McKeon's story have to do with the proposed law? She was prescribed the drug legally for pain and then 4 years later gets hooked on it because why? She was having trouble in her life and started using the drug for other than what it was designed for. The law would not have had any effect on her situation. Sound familiar?