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Generation Rx
 n.— «Most parents were probably surprised by the Partnership for a Drug-Free America’s survey that found 1-in-5 teens abused pain medications last year. In announcing the findings, the partnership even coined a new term: “Generation Rx.”» —“Report reveals new drug threat” by Doris Carroll Sun-Sentinel (Ft. Lauderdale, Florida) May 23, 2005. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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