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Prescription Drug Abuse

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Protecting your kids this morning, more children are dying popping prescription pills to get high. Parents who've lost their son or daughter to the epidemic... want to make sure no parent has to go through what they did.

Parents feel from powerful opiate painkillers to patches, misuse of prescription drugs has gotten out of control

In North Carolina., Father John Chapman knew his son John was experimenting. A friend bought two fentynal patches from a drug dealer for  $25.

John went to sleep and never woke up. His father now keeps a chest of his son's precious keepsakes and memories.

He's just one of many parents who want families to start having serious, open talks with their kids.

To protect your kids and lock up pills, you can get a pill safe. All you have to do is put a code in, and lock up your bottles.

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