Teenage prescription drug deaths skyrocketing, CDC warns


In conjunction with the report's release, the CDC and more than 60 partner organizations released a National Action Plan to raise awareness about childhood injury risks, highlight prevention solutions and mobilize action in a national, coordinated effort.

Several bills to tackle prescription drug abuse have been introduced this session, but they haven't gotten anywhere. These include proposals to fund multi-state drug monitoring programs, educate prescribers of painkillers and restrict the use of opiods such as oxycodone.