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PBS NEWSHOUR

Pain and Consequences of Taking Too Much Pain Medication

  • Aired: 04/30/2013
  • 09:14
  • Rating: NR
At age 22, college football player Austin Box had suffered a slew of painful injuries. Two weeks after his graduation, he overdosed on a lethal cocktail of pain medications, none of which he had been prescribed. Health correspondent Betty Ann Bowser reports on the perils of painkillers and the difficulty of combating abuse.
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