Every 19 minutes, someone dies of a drug overdose in America. That U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) statistic refers to legal and illegal drug use, but most of those overdose deaths are due to legal prescription drugs.
Accidental prescription drug overdoses in the United States now kill more people than heroin, crack, and methamphetamines combined. And, also according to the CDC, accidental prescription overdoses now kill more Americans than do car crashes.
In a compelling new documentary, Deadly Dose: Dr. Sanjay Gupta Reports,CNN chief medical correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta reports how prescription drug misuse has become an epidemic. He speaks with a survivor, and takes viewers to the front lines of the crisis – riding along with paramedics, interviewing emergency room doctors, and listening to panicked calls to a poison response center – witnessing, first-hand, the too-often deadly consequences of drug overdoses.
Deadly Dose will debut on Sunday, Nov. 18 at 8:00pm and 11:00pm ET & PT on CNN/U.S. The network will encore the one-hour documentary on Saturday, Dec. 1 at 8:00pm and 11:00pm ET & PT. FULL POST
Newark Mayor Cory Booker (D) responds to party platform change and former President Bill Clinton’s speech, live from the CNN Grill in Charlotte on Starting Point with Soledad O’Brien.
Mayor Booker says, “Sometimes as bad as it might seem, [there are] imperfections. [There are] mistakes made.”
He continues, “Let’s not create a partisan issue out of a nonpartisan issue…. Here we have a simple omission that was corrected by the democratic party….”
Starting Point with Soledad O’Brien airs weekday mornings from 7-9am ET on CNN.