Gupta: Let’s aim the prescription drug death outbreak

( CNN) It’s the biggest man-made outbreak in the United States. That’s how a doctor in Washington state described it to me as we sat outside the nation Capitol in Olympia.

He was talking about accidental death from prescription drug overdoses. The doctor, Gary Franklin, medical director for Washington state’s Department of Labor and Industries, recounted frightening lawsuit after lawsuit and told me it was the saddest thing he had ever seen.

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