What Did She Want With Xanax?

The arrest of Governor Jeb Bush's daughter on charges of prescription fraud put a strange light on a familiar drug

Like most doctors, I've watched with concern the growing use of so-called club drugs--psychotropic substances that catch on from time to time among teenagers and young adults and become the rage at dance clubs and all-night raves. I know about ecstasy, Rohypnol and ketamine. But I was taken by surprise last week when Noelle Bush, daughter of Florida Governor Jeb Bush (and the President's niece), was arrested in Tallahassee trying to buy Xanax, having allegedly borrowed the name of a retired doctor and called in a bogus prescription. Xanax, after all, is a widely prescribed antianxiety medication--a cousin of Valium--and hardly...

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