Gupta: Let’s end the prescription drug death epidemic


(CNN) It’s the largest manufactured epidemic in the USA. That’s exactly how a physician in Washington state explained it to me as we rested outside the state Capitol in Olympia. He was speaking about unintentional death from prescription medicine overdoses. The doctor, Gary Franklin, medical director for Washington state’s Division of Labor and Industries, stated scary case after situation and also told me it was the saddest thing he had actually ever before seen.