Used medically, prescription and over-the-counter drugs can relieve pain, ease symptoms of diseases, and treat disorders. When abused, these drugs can be dangerous and even deadly. This title explores how prescription and over-the-counter drugs affect the body, the laws surrounding these drugs, and their impact on society. Features include a glossary, references, websites, source notes, and an index. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Essential Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.