Why Are So Many New Mexicans Dying from Prescription Drug Overdoses?

May 22, 2012

KUNM Call In Show 5/24 8a: The number of people in New Mexico who died from prescription drug overdoses shot up by over 60% over the last decade.  What are local authorities doing to stop this trend?  Why such a quick increase?  What causes the increase in sales of prescription drugs?  We'd like to hear from you!  Email callinshow@kunm.org, leave a comment online, or call in live during the show.  

Guests: Mayor Richard Berry, City of Albuquerque; Michael Landen, Acting Director of the Public Health Division of the Department of Health; Jennifer Weiss, Heroin Awareness Committee

Albuquerque Opiod Needs Assessment Report