CNN’s Dr Sanjay Gupta Investigates Impact of Prescription Drug Misuse and Abuse By Patients with Legitimate Prescriptions

Accidental prescription drug overdoses in the United States now kill more Americans than car crashes. Dr Sanjay Gupta, CNN chief medical correspondent, provides an inside look at the prescription drug abuse epidemic in the new documentary, “Deadly Dose.” Dr Gupta rides along with paramedics responding to calls about prescription drug overdose, and speaks with a survivor. He also interviews emergency room doctors about the increase in patients who have overdosed on prescription drugs, as well as the family of a young man who died after mixing a prescription pain reliever with alcohol. A transcript of the program, which first aired on November 18, 2012, is available on the CNN Web site and CNN will encore the documentary on Saturday, December 1. 

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