RBCC: Survey Shows Teen Substance Abuse Falling, But Much Work Remains

HENDERSON, Nev.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Rainbow Coral Corp. (OTCQB: RBCC)
is hailing a recent nationwide survey that shows substance abuse and
addiction among American teens has dropped, but the company says a lot
of hard work still lies ahead before the current crisis can be
considered over.

According to the recently
released Monitoring the Future (MTF) survey
, young people
have decreased their use of many addictive substances, including
prescription opioid painkillers, alcohol, cigarettes and synthetic
cannabinoids (also known as synthetic marijuana). Use of prescription
opioids has sunk to its lowest level in 12 years, with 4.4 percent of
high school seniors reporting non-medical use, down from a 10.5 percent
in 2003.

“This is heartening news,” said RBCC CEO Kimberly Palmer. “It shows the
continued effort against opioid and alcohol addiction is having a
measurable and positive effect among teens. However, a lot of work
remains ahead and more needs to be done across all age groups. The
addiction crisis hasn’t gone away, despite this encouraging survey. This
is why we are heavily focused on that segment still battling alcohol and
opioid addiction – the adult population. And that’s why we are
continuing our work towards developing affordable treatment options for
those in need.”

The MTF survey, conducted annually by the University of Michigan,
measures drug use and attitudes among U.S. eighth, 10th, and 12th
graders.

Through its biotech subsidiary, Rainbow Biosciences, RBCC markets and
develops new medical and research technology innovations to compete
alongside companies such as Biogen Idec Inc. (BIIB),
Abbott Laboratories (ABT)
and Amgen Inc. (AMGN).

For more information on RBCC’s initiatives, please visit www.rainbowbiosciences.com.

About Rainbow Biosciences

Rainbow
Biosciences, LLC
, is a wholly owned subsidiary of Rainbow Coral
Corp. (RBCC).
The Company continually seeks out new partnerships with biotechnology
developers to deliver profitable new medical technologies and
innovations. For more information on our growth-oriented business
initiatives, please visit www.RainbowBioSciences.com.
For investment information and performance data on the Company, please
visit www.RainbowBioSciences.com/investors.html.

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Contacts

Rainbow Coral Corp.
Kimberly Palmer, 702-940-2345
President
and CEO
info@rainbowcoral.com