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Dateline: Medicines Offers Improved Lifestyle - 2002-05-22


Medicines traditionally treat disease and ease pain. For pleasure, perfectly healthy people also sometimes abuse what they call "recreational drugs" - legal or illegal. And in this Dateline report, VOA's Ted Landphair points out that in the United States, another use for prescription drugs is rapidly gaining acceptance. People are popping pills simply to improve their lifestyles.

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