Video: Jane Velez-Mitchell Points the Finger on Rx Drugs

By Jane Velez-Mitchell 06/29/12

The Fix's video columnist answers a reader's question by apportioning blame for the US prescription drug epidemic.

Q: Deaths from Rx drug ODs tripled between 2002 and 2008. But US companies still manufacture vastly more mood-altering painkillers than the population needs for medical reasons. What should the government do?

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Jane Velez-Mitchell is a television and social media journalist and author. She is the founder of JaneUnChained, a digital news network for animal rights and the vegan lifestyle. You can find Jane on Linkedin or follow her on Twitter.