The drugs at the center of the speculation surrounding Michael Jackson's death are perfectly legal — with a prescription that is. From 2001 to 2005, more than 32,000 people died of prescription drug overdoses — more than cocaine and heroin combined.
People across the country, from children to adults, are struggling with addictions to these medications. Many think they are safer, smarter and less criminal than street drugs. But, the harsh reality is that they can be deadly if they aren't used exactly as prescribed.
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