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Adderall kickback proves more dangerous than users think

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Lilly has a morning routine that is a little different than many college students. She wakes up. She eats breakfast. But with her breakfast, she takes a small pill that helps her feel more focused and relaxed as she starts her day. Vyvanse, Lilly’s morning prescription drug choice, is used to stimulate the central nervous system and affect the chemicals in the brain often used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in which the patient finds it extremely difficult to concentrate. Although Vyvanse helps Lilly stay focused, it only does so for a short time. That’s why around 3 p.m. Lilly switches to another drug, one that usually keeps her alert, focused and motivated until she goes to bed and a drug that 1 in 5 college students regularly abuse, according to a survey released by the Partnership for Drug-Free...

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Health insurance keeps me alive

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I am a 21-year-old student attending the University of Arizona with a pre-existing condition covered under my parents’ health insurance plan. I’m scared. And I’m not alone. I’m scared because like the millions of other people under 26 who are part of their parent’s health insurance plan, I’m unsure whether  I will remain under my parents’ plan if the Affordable Care Act is repealed. About 3.1 million people under age 26 in the United States are under their parents’ health insurance plan, and about 50,000 young adults in Arizona benefit from the plan, according to the U.S Department of Health and Human Services. This is all because of the Affordable Care Act. Some 52 million Americans have a pre-existing condition such as cancer, diabetes and asthma. About 1 million in Arizona, or 26 percent of the state’s population, have a pre-existing...

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