About every 19 minutes, someone dies of an accidental prescription drug overdose. This number includes those dying from both legal and illegal drugs; however, most are due to legal prescription drugs that might be in your medicine cabinet right now. Accidental overdoses from prescription drugs now exceed the combined total of deaths from heroin, crack and methamphetamines. Some experts are calling this the worst man-made epidemic.
CNN’s Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta shares his special report about accidental overdose and witnessing the epidemic first-hand in Washington State.