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A new study has shown that pharmaceutical drugs polluting the world’s waterways may significantly change the behavior of wild fish. A study of wild perch found that the presence of a widely prescribed anti-anxiety medication called oxazepam makes the fish more mellow but also more antisocial and vulnerable to predators—which could have a notable ecological impact.

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  1. Beard3dDragon April 15, 2013 at 10:13 pm

    This article makes no sense, you really think enough people flush xanex down the toilet in a certain area to actually affect anything? This is the most ridiculous thing I’ve read in awhile. I think the guys doing this study are the ones that are high.

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