November 20, 2012

Dr. Drew tackles ‘Deadly Dose’

Posted Monday, Nov. 19, 2012

Prescription drugs are now the leading cause of death in the U.S. Misuse of these drugs now kills more people in America each year than car crashes.

Dr. Sanjay Gupta, associate chief of neurosurgery at Grady Memorial Hospital and CNN's chief medical correspondent, explored the growing problem in a one-hour CNN documentary called “Deadly Dose” that aired last weekend on the network.

Here, Dr. Gupta and HLN’s Dr. Drew Pinsky discuss the problem that’s plaguing society and take comments from viewers.

Dr. Drew On Call airs Monday through Wednesday on HLN at 9 p.m. ET.  Follow the show on Facebookand Twitter @DrDrewHLN.

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