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Minor

A person who has not reached the age of majority, which varies from 15 to 25 depending on jurisdiction and situation. A minor has fewer legal rights and responsibilities than a legal adult. For example, a minor may not enter contracts or vote, and often has personal restrictions on tobacco or alcohol consumption and sexual activity.

minor

A person who has not yet reached the age of majority required to enter into binding contracts.

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An accomplishment of the book is that it raises a number of important questions about tranquilizers in America, some of which Tone is unable to fully answer.
It is easy to oversimplify the complex issues involved in the social, political and medical context surrounding the explosion in the use of tranquilizers. For example, other critiques have emphasized the role of corporate greed and slick marketing in the pharmaceutical industry in the promotion and growth in use of psychiatric medications.
With the new-found demand for tranquilizers, other pharmaceutical companies soon joined the fray.
severe anxiety with minor tranquilizers and other psychoactive agents (Molde, 1975).
He said there was completely ban on the sale of tranquilizer but it was available only on the prescription of medical officer or doctor.
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Connors, as it turned out, had filled at least 15 prescriptions for the powerful tranquilizer Stelazine during the three years prior to the crash.
The sources also said Takuma allegedly gave awkward statements in an earlier, separate assault case, and escaped indictment after he was found to have a tranquilizer dependency.
The tranquilizer results were surprising, Collman said.
A male nurse committed suicide in April about a week after stealing muscle relaxant, tranquilizer and anesthetic drugs from the hospital in Ishikawa Prefecture he worked at, hospital officials said Wednesday.