In the U.S. more people are now abusing prescription drugs than cocain, heroin and ecstasy combined. The most used drug is Oxycodone and its basically heroin, made in lab, delivered by your trusted dealer: Your doctor. “They are drug dealers with degrees.” In Florida alone pills are involved in 75% of drug related deaths.
In this Peabody Award-winning edition of Vanguard, correspondent Mariana van Zeller travels to South Florida–the “Colombia of prescription drugs”–to expose a bustling pill pipeline that stretches from the beaches of Ft. Lauderdale to the rolling hills of Appalachia. “The OxyContin Express” features intimate access with pill addicts, prisoners and law enforcement as each struggles with a lethal national epidemic.
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