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For example we welcome CESRs rewording of the definition in order to take account of Recital 53 (the exclusion of OTC transactions).
Unfortunately, while the use of illicit drugs may have decreased since 1999, the abuse of prescription drugs and over-the-counter (OTC) has increased.
This does not include teenagers who abuse OTC drugs such as cough and cold medicine.
Females between the ages of 12 and 17 are more likely than males to abuse OTC medicines, while males between the ages of 18 and 25 were more likely to misuse them.
Understanding how teenagers obtain drugs can help you decrease the accessibility your teen has to illegal substances, prescription drugs, and OTC medicines.