A new report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on prescription drug use in Florida has documented an alarming trend – a 265% jump in the rate of overdose deaths from the pain medication oxycodone since 2003. Prescription medicine overdoses now kill more Americans than all other illicit drugs combined.
In Florida, the addiction epidemic has entered a dangerous new phase – babies are being born addicted.
CNN's Amber Lyon went to Broward County to investigate the alarming jump in babies born to pill-using mothers. Catch this segment when it re-airs on CNN Presents this Saturday at 8:00 pm ET and 11:00 pm ET.