Prescription drug abuse reaches epidemic proportions

LANSING, Mich. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - Prescription drug abuse in the United States has reached epidemic proportions according to a classification by the Centers for Disease Control.

Michigan is no exception.

To combat the issue local and national leaders are gathering Tuesday in Lansing to discuss a game plan.

The two-day summit will be held at the Lansing Community College starting Tuesday morning at 8:00.

United States Attorneys Barbara McQuade and Patrick Miles will be in attendance, along with Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette.

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