Fighting prescription drug abuse

9:10 AM, Oct 8, 2013   |    comments
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WASHINGTON, D.C. - It's a problem continuing to grow across the country, prescription drug abuse.

A new report from the Trust for America's Health finds more than half of states are not doing enough to stop the growth.

West Virginia had the highest rate of drug overdose deaths in 2010, while North Dakota had the fewest.

Minnesota's deadly overdose rate was the fifth lowest in the country, but the numbers more than doubled in the past decade.

Jeff Levi, with Trust for America's Health, and Carol Thornton, with the Safe States Alliance, joined KARE 11 Sunrise from Washington, D.C. to discuss the new report.

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