Rx Dangers

In a special investigation, correspondent Michael Okwu reports on the fastest-growing drug problem in the nation and how a broken healthcare system may be doing more to aide addicts than help them. With the death toll continuing to climb, the abuse of prescription drugs has now overtaken car accidents as the leading cause of accidental deaths in America, causing more fatalities than cocaine and heroin combined. Reporters Lisa Girion and Scott, whose recent series on prescription drug abuse ran in the Los Angeles Times, are the in-studio guests.

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