About every 19 minutes, someone dies of an accidental prescription drug overdose. To learn more about this epidemic, here’s a compilation of some recent must-see video clips.
CNN’s Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta shares his special report about accidental overdose and witnessing the epidemic first-hand in Washington State:
The Denver Post follows the lives of several young heroin addicts on the streets of Denver:
Los Angeles Times reporters Scott Glover and Lisa Girion discuss their investigation into prescription drug deaths. Their research revealed that in nearly half of the accidental deaths from prescription drugs in four Southern California counties, the deceased had a doctor’s prescription for at least one drug that caused or contributed to the death.
California Watch/The Center for Investigative Reporting reports that with the steady rise of prescription drug abuse in California, young pill addicts are succumbing in increasing numbers to heroin:
“Overtaken,” a short documentary about prescription drug and heroin addiction in Orange County, Calif.:
Current TV investigates painkiller and heroin addiction in Massachusetts: