Episode | Originally Aired:

January 17, 2013

Up Front: Prescription drug abuse is now the leading cause of accidental death in the United States and of the majority of drug-related deaths in Los Angeles. We hear from some of those whose lives have been destroyed by the menace in the medicine cabinet.

In the Studio: Are doctors and pharmacists partly to blame for the epidemic of prescription drug abuse? Madeleine talks to L.A. Times investigative journalists Scott Glover and Lisa Girion to find out what, if any is a medical professional's responsibility.

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