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VIDEO: The Meth Epidemic

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The Meth Epidemic
Free | PBS
Length: 53:40
Aired: 2/14/2006

FRONTLINE looks again at the meth epidemic and the battle raging over a potential cure. watch

VIDEO: The Meth Epidemic

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The Meth Epidemic
Paid | iTunes
Length: 23:52:10
Aired: 2/14/2006

What started as a fad among West Coast motorcycle gangs in the 1970 -- methamphetamine -- quickly spread across the United States over the last decade. These days, meth remains as potent and widespread as ever. Despite calls to regulate its key ingredient, pseudoephedrine, which is found in over-the-counter cold remedies, “super smurfs” still manage to stockpile enough of the drug to fuel thousands of small meth labs nationwide. FRONTLINE, in association with The Oregonian, investigates the ongoing meth problem in America: the devastating impact on individuals, families, and communities, and the state-by-state battles to make pseudoephedrine a prescription drug, a strategy that’s led to significant improvement in Oregon. watch

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