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Winter 2004


"Reasons for abuse of [household products and over-the-counter (OTC) medications] can vary widely depending on the type of product used. Because these items can be readily found in pharmacies and stores, it is important for pharmacists to become familiar with the signs and symptoms of abuse, and street names by which these agents are known (see Table 1). Pharmacists, especially in the community setting, may be able to identify patterns of abuse since they are in contact with patients more frequently than other healthcare providers."


This is a pre-copy-editing, author-produced PDF of an article accepted for publication in California Pharmacist, volume 52, issue 1, in winter 2004/2005 following peer review. The final, published version may differ slightly.


California Pharmacists Association



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