Prescription for Abuse
Monday, January 30, 2012, 9:00 p.m.
KCTS 9 and InvestigateWest report on the alarming increase in prescription-drug abuse in Washington state, looking at doctors who overprescribe, the lack of regulation or treatment options, and how this epidemic is affecting teenagers, seniors and middle-class families.
In addition, several print and online stories on the topic were published this week. They may be viewed via the Investigate West webpage.
Learn more about proposed legislation that would establish a statewide medicine return program at TakeBackYourMeds.org. Medicine return programs are one way to reduce prescription drug abuse.