CENTRAL TEXAS -- More than 15,500 people die every year from prescription drug overdose, leading the Centers for Disease Control to label drug abuse a national epidemic.
And Central Texas is not immune.
FORT HOOD -- Maj. Nidal Hasan appeared in court today for another pre-trial hearing, and the beard is still there.
For the second week in a row he was held in contempt of court and fined 1,000 dollars.
At the urging of the 82nd Texas Legislature, the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) has developed a secure online prescription monitoring program, called Prescription Access in Texas (PAT), which provides controlled substance prescription