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Students at Marshall University's School of Pharmacy reached out to students at Huntington High School on Thursday to talk with them about the devastating effects of prescription drugs.

Prescription pill abuse has become the number one drug problem in the Tri-State and Kanawha Valley area, as well as in many others across the United States. Law enforcement officials have said they've been trying to crack down on the problem.

A student who attended Thursday's forum said she got a lot of good information about the presentation. "It's definitely a bigger issue than I would have thought being. Just prescription drugs. Like normally you hear about marijuana and cocaine and stuff, but prescription drugs aren't really talked about as much in schools but they're still very important," said Ginny Johnson, a freshman at Huntington High School.

The presentation, entitled "Generation Rx", was developed by the Generation Rx Initiative at the Ohio State University College of Pharmacy. It continues Friday, April 5.