Deadly Medicine, part one

Today in Washington State more people are dying from prescription drug abuse than from car accidents. Prescription drugs, used incorrectly, are killing more people in King County than all other illegal drugs combined. In her in-depth series, national award-winning reporter Heather Bosch takes a close look at why there's been such a dramatic rise in the abuse of prescription drugs. We hear from the experts and the addicts about the consequences and ways to curb the region's deadly epidemic. Seattle, once dubbed "junkie town" for its wide-spread heroin abuse, now has another drug that is killing more people here than every illegal drug combined.
2011 Regional Edward R. Murrow Award Best News Series
2011 Regional Edward R. Murrow Award Investigative Reporting

(Originally aired on KIRO Radio.)