Austin Box's Mother Seeks to Have Legislatures Pass Drug Bill

Posted by Gilbert Sam on 6:22 PM
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The mother of a University of Oklahoma football player who died of a drug overdose is urging legislators to approve a bill designed to crack down on prescription drug abuse.

Gail Box visited with legislators on Wednesday and asked them to support the bill that would require doctors to check an online prescription drug database before prescribing highly abused narcotics.

Austin Box was a highly decorated linebacker for OU who died in 2011. An autopsy showed he had five prescription painkillers and an anti-anxiety drug in his system when he died. (AP/The Oklahoman)
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