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Senator Biden on DXM Legislation, Ferndale, WA
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Posted: Oct 31 2007, 05:35 PM

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CHPA Commends Senator Biden on Legislation Aimed at Curbing Medicine-Abuse Trend

Initiative is major step in stopping cough medicine abuse among teens.

Washington, D.C. (Vocus/PRWEB ) October 31, 2007 -- Today, Senator Joseph R. Biden, Jr. (D-Del.), introduced the Dextromethorphan Abuse Reduction Act of 2007, which would prevent teens under the age of 18 from purchasing cough medicines containing dextromethorphan while providing federal funding to two key anti-drug groups that are working to educate families about the dangers of cough medicine abuse. Following is a statement by Linda A. Suydam, D.P.A., president of the Consumer Healthcare Products Association (CHPA), on the bill’s introduction:

“CHPA commends Senator Biden and Senators Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), and Diane Feinstein (D-Calif.) for their recent congressional effort to address the problem of teens abusing medicines to get high. The trend of teens looking to the medicine cabinet to get high with prescription and over-the-counter medicines is very troubling. The leading makers of OTC cough medicines have been working to raise awareness about this problem and are pleased to see such strong leadership from the U.S. Senate on this issue. National age restrictions and increased funding for education and outreach would complement efforts underway by CHPA and its partners to protect America’s youth from the serious threat of medicine abuse and underscores the integral role that parents have in educating their children about the dangers associated with medicine abuse. Parents are the most effective tool we have in addressing this problem and the funding provided in this bill for education and prevention is a testament to the importance of education in preventing substance abuse.

“As the makers of over-the-counter medicines, we take very seriously the abuse of our medicines and remain committed to effectively addressing this dangerous problem. While national age restrictions will serve as a major step forward in reducing teen medicine abuse, education is still paramount to preventing its abuse. As the makers of over-the-counter medicines, we are spearheading several major campaigns to raise awareness of dextromethorphan abuse, including the comprehensive web site, We are proud to be working with the Partnership for a Drug-Free America, the Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America, and D.A.R.E America in these efforts.

“Our work includes English- and Spanish-language educational resources for parents and community leaders, an online campaign ( geared specifically toward parental awareness, public service announcements and web sites for both parents and teens. We are committed to educating and empowering parents to take responsibility and action by learning about cough medicine abuse, talking to their kids about the dangers of abusing medicines, and paying attention to the medicines in their homes.”

Note: All of CHPA’s initiatives to stop cough medicine abuse by teens are summarized online at

CHPA is the 126-year-old-trade association representing U.S. manufacturers and distributors of over-the-counter medicines and nutritional supplement products.

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  Posted: Nov 1 2007, 08:46 AM

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Amazing...simply bad this isn't going to do...a god damned thing about the problem.





Another thing I find how the attitude portrayed throughout this whole thing is "after you're 18...then it's your problem...not ours" which shows you the true interests here...

If you wanna live in a world in which all the dangers are "taken care of" for you then you must give up all your freedom. Don't be surprised if you suddenly find that not only are the dangers are still there, but there are even more of them, with the greatest of them coming from the very entity you trusted to "protect" you. And you'll be a slave, since that's what it means to not have any freedom.

I, for one, would rather live with danger and retain my freedom. I'd much rather live with the probability of being killed by a terrorist than give up an ounce of my freedom to "fight" those terrorists.

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Posted: Nov 1 2007, 10:24 AM

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QUOTE (Monoliath @ Nov 1 2007, 09:46 AM)
Another thing I find how the attitude portrayed throughout this whole thing is "after you're 18...then it's your problem...not ours" which shows you the true interests here...

which are.....?


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Posted: Nov 1 2007, 03:19 PM

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keep the parent(voters) happy about the (safety)limiting of their own children

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Posted: Nov 1 2007, 03:34 PM

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this is posturing, plain and simple. i've gotten used to the habit of dems & republicans introducing legislation to appear "hard on drugs" the year before their re-election campaign.

but yea, this isn't going to do jack shit. and if it does, at least it won't affect me. devillick.gif

btw i love how they mentioned fivemoms

"Man is not the pedestalled creature pictured by his imagination - a being glittering with prerogatives, and towering apart from and above all other beings. He is a pain-shunning, pleasure-seeking, death-dreading organism, differing in particulars, but not in kind, from the pain-shunning, pleasure-seeking, death-dreading organisms below and around him." - Howard Moore

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