Youth abusing cough medicine..

Millions of young abusing cough medicine

1/11/2008, 6:42 p.m. EST

The Associated Press


WASHINGTON (AP) — About 3.1 million people between the ages of 12-25 have used cough and cold medicine to get high, the government reported Wednesday.

The number of young people who abused over-the-counter cold medicines is comparable to use of LSD and much greater than that for methamphetamine among the age group, according to the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.

The agency’s 2006 survey on drug abuse and health found that more than 5 percent of teenagers and young adults had misused cough and cold medicines and indicated that these people also had experimented frequently with illicit drugs.

McCain leading Romney in several Michigan polls

Poll: McCain, Romney fight over lead in


1/12/2008, 7:32 p.m. EST


The Associated Press


LANSING, Mich. (AP) — John McCain has capitalized on his New Hampshire win and now is essentially tied for the lead with native son Mitt Romney in Michigan’s Republican primary.

Romney, desperate for a win in a state where his father was a popular governor, also has gained support in the final days leading up to Tuesday’s presidential primary. Among 604 voters likely to vote in the GOP primary, McCain is favored by 27 percent while 26 percent back Romney.

This is shocking by all accounts.