Reports said the problem of prescription drug abuse and the illegal dispensing of drugs is increasing significantly.
The U.S Attorney's office in Atlanta says six times the number of people died from prescription drug abuse last year (2010) than from all other illegal drugs combined.
As of now, Georgia is the only Southeastern state without a prescription drug monitoring program and authorities say the program is needed if the state wants to attack the problem.
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