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Comfort hug

Tammy Smick hugs her son Chris, 23, at a rally to draw attention to the role physicians play in prescription drug deaths and to demand greater oversight. The rally was held on the north steps of the Capitol building in Sacramento. Alex Smick, Tammy's son, died of an overdose.

Liz O. Baylen / Los Angeles Times
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