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February 17, 2012

Prescription drug abuse is the fastest-growing drug problem in the nation. Overdoses involving these drugs have now overtaken car accidents as the leading cause of accidental death in America and cause more deaths than cocaine and heroin combined. In "Rx Dangers," correspondent Michael Okwu speaks to family members and recovering addicts deeply affected by this issue, as well as showing us just how easy it can be to get your hands on prescription painkillers.

Watch the panel discussions with an addiction medicine specialist and correspondent Michael Okwu after the story.

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