Brown to Appear on Dr. Phil Show Today

Wednesday, March 24, 2010
Contact: (415) 703-5837, agpressoffice@doj.ca.gov

Los Angeles—On Wednesday, March 24, Attorney General Edmund G. Brown Jr. will appear on the Dr. Phil show to discuss prescription drug abuse in America.

Prescription drug abuse is a serious and growing problem. Brown's office has investigated and filed charges in more than 200 cases against both physicians who have abused their trust and patients who go from doctor to doctor in search of drugs.

Recently, Brown’s office launched an investigation into a massive San Diego-based prescription drug ring that supplied drugs to former actor Corey Haim. The investigation found that the ring operates by ordering prescription drug pads from authorized vendors using stolen doctor identities. The pads are then either sold on the street to prescription drug addicts or to individuals who are paid to fill the prescription and then sell the drugs on the underground market. The investigation has thus far linked more than 4,500 to 5,000 fraudulent prescriptions to the drug ring and has led to one arrest.

Date:

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Guests:

California Attorney General Jerry Brown
Dr. Phil Contributor Kelly Osbourne
The Insider Correspondent Chris Jacobs
Corey Haim's Agent Mark Heaslip
Addiction Specialist Dr. Harold Urschel

California Broadcast Schedule:

Los Angeles, CA
KCBS 2 @ 4pm
KCAL 9 @ 7pm

San Francisco, CA
KRON 4 @ 3pm & 8pm

Sacramento, CA
KMAX 31 @ 7pm
KOVR 13 @ 3pm

San Diego, CA
KFMB 8 @ 3pm

Fresno, CA
KSEE 24 @ 3pm

Santa Barbara, CA
KCOY 12 @ 3pm
KKFX 11 @ 9am

Salinas/Monterey, CA
KSBW 8 @ 3pm

Bakersfield, CA
KGET 17 @ 3pm

Chico/Redding, CA
KHSL 12 @ 1pm & 5pm

Palm Springs, CA
KPSP 2 @ 3pm

Eureka, CA
KIEM 3 @ 3pm

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