More people abuse prescription medication than heroine, cocaine and ecstasy combined. Watch a clip from Current TV's documentary, The OxyContin Express, to see how easily the pills are available.
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OxyContin Prescription Drug Abuse Dr. Travis Stork: The misuse of prescription medications is a huge problem in this country. One out of five teens they report abusing prescription medications to get high. But how in the world are they getting these pills? Female: In the United States more people are now abusing prescription medication than heroine, cocaine and ecstasy combine. The drug of choice for a growing number of users is Oxycodone, best known by the brand name OxyContin. It’s basically heroine made in a lab. But the source of these pills isn’t some guy on the corner. It’s a growing cottage industry, a store front maintenance that liberally dispenses the drug. This footage was taken inside one clinic on a cellphone camera. The growing crowds a long with a large number and combination of pills being prescribe have led to many that believe that some clinics have been setup just to cater to pill. Maureen Barrett’s son Drew died of an overdose from prescription pills. Maureen: This is what he was able to get in less than 57 days. Female: The candies represents the nearly 1500 pills that drew was prescribe in less than two months. Maureen: I had major surgery and I came out with 30 of this. This is what I came out with. I had major, major surgery and my son could go in with no illness and came out with that, it was incredible, I mean just, a sheer quantity.

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