CADCA Publisher November 13, 2015

One of our coalitions has worked to raise awareness about DXM and the DXM Abuse Prevention (DAP) Act.

A coalition in Pennsylvania has worked to raise awareness about medicine abuse in their community, especially with over-the-counter products containing dextromethorphan (DXM). When used as directed, DXM is a safe and effective cough suppressant. But the coalition knew that some youth were purchasing and consuming large amounts of cough medicine to get high. Cough syrup abuse is believed to have contributed to a local student stabbing his grandmother.

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