The Doctors continue with our United States of Addiction series, this time examining black market prescription pills.
The United States of Addiction: Deadly Counterfeit Pain Pills Investigated; New Black Market Drug Causing Overdoses?; Ground Zero of the Opioid Crisis; Inside the Fatality of Addiction
The Doctors producer Leslie Marcus meets with DEA agents who share just how hard it is to spot black market “prescription” pills that people are buying on the streets.
The Doctors discuss the severity of the opioid epidemic that’s affected the United States. ER physician Dr. Travis Stork shares how people can get addicted from just one opioid prescription.
OB/GYN Dr. Nita Landry and Judge Mary Chrzanowski meet with a group of recovering addicts in Dayton, Ohio who, like so many, say they started using after getting a prescription from their doctor following a procedure, injury or accident.
Judge Mary Chrzanowski and recovery specialist Bob Forrest share their opinions on the effectiveness of medication-assisted treatment for addicts, which blocks opioid receptors in the brain. Do they work or are medications a crutch?
The Doctors head to the state with one of the highest overdose death rates in the country -- Ohio.
Producer Leslie Marcus joins The Doctors to share about the dangers of carfentanil, which is 10,000 times more powerful than morphine.
OB/GYN Dr. Nita Landry and Judge Mary Chrzanowski step inside the Montgomery County morgue to learn just how extreme the crisis is.
Recovering addicts in Dayton, Ohio share their stories of losing loved ones to overdoses and battling their own addictions to heroin, fentanyl and other common drugs.
The Doctors share an important step that you can take in battling the crisis.