District Attorneys in Santa Clara and Orange County California have teamed up to file a lawsuit against major pharmaceutical manufacturers for promoting the sale of highly addictive opioid medications such as Oxycotton and Percocet. With prescriptions of these medication up 300% since 1999, the Center for Disease Control reports 1.4 million Americans went to the emergency room for overdose incidents in 2011 along. Of those, 22,000 passed away. RT Correspondent Meghan Lopes tales a closer look at the culture of prescription and addiction and the lawsuits attempting to combat that trend.

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