Additional coverage: Prescription drug deaths

The Times series "Dying for Relief" is examining the epidemic of prescription drug deaths.

Previous coverage related to the issue appears below.

Liz O. Baylen / Los Angeles Times
The prescription drug toll

Proposed state legislation would require more detailed reporting on doctors and fatalities.

Tighter oversight of prescription drug deaths sought

In response to a Times report, state Sen. Curren D. Price Jr. (D-Los Angeles) wants coroners to report all such deaths to the state medical board.