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today, president obama said that america's addiction to painkillers is as great a threat as terrorism. each day 78 americans die from overdoses of opiods, which include prescription drugs and heroin. mark strassmann saw the fight on the front lines. >> 22-year-old female, breathing, unconscious. >> reporter: 6 minutes the goal in plymouth, massachusetts, 6
about an opiod overdose and get the victim breathing. this 22-year-old woman took heroin and fell unconscious. >> i never had to give mouth-to-mouth to anybody before. i didn't know if i was doing it right. >> reporter: her friend, jocelyn benvie revived her. >> it's scary when you see your friend with purple lips. >> reporter: plymouth, population, 56,000 is nicknamed america's home town. 25 people here died from heroin overdoses last year. across the country, opiod deaths, pain pills or heroin jumped 372% from 2000 to 2014. that's why while president obama attended a heroin summit in atlanta it was announced the government is distributing $11 million to states to purchase, the overdose reversal drug often called narcan. in cities like plymouth. 911 calls for overdoses are up 500% in two years. on weekend as many as four a
e.m.t. jeff jacobson. >> the mean age of the overdose is dropping into the low 20s. we have had overdoses, opiod overdoses as low as 14 years old. >> reporter: davis owen was 20 when the former georgia high school class president died from heroin overdose. missy owen is davis' mother. >> all these kids that are dying they're no different than dave its. they're high achievers, they're fun, they're beautiful kids from exceptional families. and they're dropping like flies. >> in all the president proposed additional $1.1 billion to combat this addiction. triple current funding, scott. but this issue is still in the president's words "grossly underresourced." >> mark strassmann in atlanta tonight. mark, thank you. when pregnant women are heroin addicts their babies are too. dr. jon lapook found a program
>> i started on opiates, pain pills. and then -- by 19 i was like, a full blown heroin addict. >> reporter: what was that like? >> it was just terrible. i didn't take care of myself. i didn't take care of my kids. i lost custody. >> reporter: 25-year-old chelsea blackburn was using heroin last june when he found out she was pregnant again. she decided to get help from the mcgee women's hospital of university of pittsburgh medical center. which started the pregnancy recovery center in 2014. the hospital inundated with pregnant heroin addicts. 350 in 2012 alone. program director, dr. dennis english. >> we were seeing an increased number of patients, addicted to opiods coming here to deliver the we saw numbers increasing every year. >> reporter: an out patient program. women are gradually tapered off heroin with a drug,
craving without a high. women take the drug at home and are tested to get testing. they receive counseling and medical care throughout their pregnancy. 130 women have been admitted to the program. and 60% have made it through. 27-year-old lindsay duggan completed the program pregnant with twins and remains clean. >> you are proud of yourself. but you are also hesitant, because you got to stay on top of it. you don't want few get too confident. that's when it creeps back in. every day, just a tango with addiction. trying to keep wraps of it. without this treatment, up to 80% of babies with owe have withdrawal symptoms. 2/3 of the babies born are not addicted. >> jn lapook, thank you, john. today there were americans
egyptair jet and forced it to land in cyprus. holly williams its there. >> reporter: the hijacker approached flight attendants claiming to be wearing a suicide belt. named by cypriot officials, seif eldin mustafa, an egyptian citizen. he allowed passengers to leave the plane, including this man from new york on holiday with his 2-year-old son, justin. everybody was screaming? everybody was screaming? >> yeah, yeah, yeah. >> reporter: what did you think? >> i think i died. my wife too. the hijacker kept five crew members and five european passengers as hostages. one of the crew members told us she acted as a negotiator as the hijacker demanded the release of 63 female prisoners in egypt. other reports suggested he wanted to speak to his ex-wife.
after a five-hour ordeal, all of the hostages were allowed to go free. one of them making his escape through the cockpit. the hijacker walked calmly on to the tarmac where he was arrested. the suicide belt it then emerge the was a fake. the standoff brought down memories of the passenger plane brought down in egypt last october. killing 224 people. isis later claimed responsibility. perhaps because of that. egyptian authorities released this video to show safety protocols were followed when the hijacker passed through airport security. >> reporter: the egyptian aviation minister told us today the hijacking was in his words "a scary joke." because the suicide belt wasn't real. scott, the passengers we managed to speak with afterwards.
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prevented john downs from selling a gun to 25-year-old james howard. >> the look in his eye? >> what was the look like? >> i don't know. you can't explain it. he was going to do something. >> reporter: his instincts aper to have been correct. police say it began last monday when howard withdrew from ohio university, attacked an employee and threatened to return with a gun. that's when he showed up here, to buy a 9 millimeter rifle. this is the background check form. did howard check the box saying that he had had mental health issues in the past? >> he checked it. but it said no. >> reporter: that was inaccurate. authorities say he had been involuntarily admitted to a mental health facility. check, downs still refused the sale. howard went to a wal-mart where trying to purchase 50 rounds of ammunition. they found a gun in his car.
some reporting of mental health record to the federal database used in background checks. five states including ohio do not require federal reporting. but keep statewide lists that are cross referenced in gun sales. downs supports more strenuous background checks and says the gun industry has to police itself. >> we are taking a bad rap. across the country. the gun dealers. gun manufacturers. you know, guns aren't all bad. it's in whose hands are they in? that's what's bad. >> scott, all of this points to continued problems with background checks. because the despite howard's documented problems with mental health. none was flagged. >> adriana diaz, thanks. another hospital chain has been
that's next. today some patients in the after an attack on a hospital chain's computer system. kris van cleave is looking into this. >> reporter: the crippling cyber attack hit ten medstar facility throughs out the washington region and prompted health provider to shut down its computer systems to prevent further intrusions. courtney martin works at georgetown hospital. >> yeah, everything is shut down here. so there is paper. everything is by hand today. >> reporter: while the hospitals have stayed open it's been slow and some patients reported having their appointments canceled. >> i'm like okay, but you can still write things down.
barbara gray's husband. she said no way. >> i just don't think it's to the point that you can't see your doctor because before electronics we wrote things down. write it down. >> reporter: medstar says significant progress is being made on restoring its systems so. far the hospital is calling the virus malware, a spokeswoman would not deny that it was so-called ransomware, a program allowing hackers to hold a computer system hostage for a price. last month a california hospital paid $17,000 in ran some to remain access to the records. >> like negotiating with the terrorists. the chief technology officer at beth israel health systems in boston. last year he took us inside one of the hospital groups secure data centers. >> many hospitals have not invested in security. so they're just more vulnerable. now that we have an example of a hospital willing to pay, we are going to see more ransom ware
>> he says, even if it isn't ransomware, hackers see value in medical record rich in personal information like social security numbers. scott so, far medstar says there is no reason to believe patient or employee data have been compromised. >> kris van cleave in the washington newsroom. kris, thank you. in a moment the miraculous
an oscar. patty duke, the academy award winning actress. died today at a hospital in idaho. the cause was a severe infection from a ruptured intestine. carter evans has her story. kathy lived most everywhere >> reporter: patty duke may be best remembered for the two starring roles she played on the 1960s sitcom named after her,
she portrayed patty lane, and her genetically unexplainable identical cousin for three highly rated seasons. >> what do you think i am some kind of a kook. >> born anna marie duke in new york city she made her broadway debut at age 12 as helen keller in "the miracle worker." she reprised the role on film. and at 16 became at that time, the youngest oscar winner ever. >> patty duke, "the miracle worker." >> reporter: duke endured a lifelong struggle with bipolar disorder and was outspoken about it. writing two books that chronicled her battles with mental illness. duke spent her later years as an activist for various causes including aids research. in 2010 she reunited with the cast of the patty duke show in a public service ad for social security. >> i got the pie. >> and i got my medicare.
appeared with her son, 2012 independent film, amazing >> sometimes i don't know what to do with her. >> teenagers. >> reporter: this morning, astin release aid family statement that read -- anna patty duke quieted her pain and ascended to patty duke was 69. carter evans, cbs news, hollywood. and that's the "cbs overnight news" for this for some of you, the news continues. for others, check back with us a little bit later for the morning news. and cbs this morning.
york city, i'm scott pelley. >> announcer: this is the "cbs overnight news." welcome to the "cbs overnight news." president obama unveiled the latest federal strategy to combat the growing epidemic of heroin and prescription painkiller abuse. the billion dollar plan includes mental health and drug abuse treatment programs. heroin has gone from being an inner city problem to the biggest drug epidemic in the nation, including high school students, college athletes. teachers and professionals. bill whitaker has the story for "60 minutes."
looking at you, you look, young, fresh, the girl next door. and you were addicted to heroin. >> i mean, obviously very flattering. you say i don't look like a junkie. but even miss america could be a junkie. i mean, anybody can be a junkie. >> reporter: hannah morris is in college now. she says she has been clean for over a year. but in high school, she was using heroin. hannah lives outside columbus in the upper middle-class suburb of worthington. her parents are professionals. the median income here is $87,000 a year. before she got hooked on heroin, hannah thought it was just another party drug. >> reporter: how did you get to those depths? what was the path you took? >> i started with weed. it was fun. i got to good weed. went to, my gosh, went to pills. it was still fun. you know, percocet, zanax, vicodin.
started smoking it. >> reporter: at 15? >> yeah. >> my gosh that was amazing. >> you remember now? >> yes, let's say i never did a drug in my life. i would normally be happiness at 6 of 7. at a scale of 10. then you take heroin, you are automatically at a 26. you are lake i want that again. >> reporter: hannah says the heroin was so addictive rather quickly she and several students went from smoking at parties to shooting it up in high school. >> doing it at school in the bathroom. >> reporter: a syringe. >> a syringe. would have it in my purse all 6 ready to go. >> reporter: jenna morrison has struggled to remain clean for three years. she comes from a town that is smaller and more rural than hannahs. jenna says her addiction started with legal opiates, pain pills you can get with prescription. chemically they're all most identical to heroin. >> i got on pain pills pretty bad when i was -- probably
>> reporter: the heroin came? >> when i was 18. >> reporter: was it easy transition from pain pills to heroin? >> very. because i didn't realize at the time that heroin is an opiate. i didn't know that that was the same thing. as the the pills that i was using. >> reporter: why were you using all these drugs? >> i'm in a small town. there was nothing to do. i was hanging out with older people. so, that was our way of having fun. partying. >> this is the worst drug epidemic i have seen in my lifetime. >> reporter: mike dewine attorney general of ohio. a former u.s. senator, congressman, and county prosecutor. we met him at a state crime lab outside columbus. >> it is in every single county. in our cities. also in our, wealthier suburbs, it is in our small towns. there is no place in ohio where -- where you can hide from it. >> reporter: that pervasive.
where you couldn't have it delivered to you in 15, 20 minutes. >> i can text and say, do you have this? we can meet. they would bring it to my house. leave it under the mat. it's pretty easy to get. >> reporter: full service? >> uh-huh. to me it was easier to get than weed or cocaine. definitely easier. >> reporter: dealers with connections to the mexican cartels sell heroin everywhere. even in this department store parking lot outside columbus. >> coming out of the car right there. >> reporter: our cameras captured the purchase of this heroin by an undercover police informant. >> what is this? >> this is a couple types of heroin we see. >> the attorney general's staffers say mexican heroin can be cheap, $10 a hit or less. some its cut with other drugs that make it even more powerful and deadly. and dealers keep inventing new
>> what do you have here? >> these are tablets. they are pressed to look like an actual prescription tablet. they contain heroin. >> in pill form. >> look like pills. >> this is new. we have seen a few cases in the lab. >> something else mike dewine says is new since his days as county prosecutor. heroin lost its stigma. as a poisonous back alley drug. >> no psychological barrier that stops a young or older person from taking heroin. who is the typical heroin user in ohio today? >> anybody watching today this show, it could be your family. there is no typical person. it just has permeated every segment of society in ohio. >> reporter: even the well to do town of pickerington, 30 minutes outside of columbus. timer campbell was a star of the high school football team.
at the university of akron. for tyler, heroin wasn't a party drug. his parents, wayne and christie campbell say his heroin habit grew from his addiction to opiate pain killers, prescribed legally after he injured his shoulder. >> what were the pills? >> vicodin. 60 vicodin for his shoulder surgery. >> that is a there mall prescription? >> for that procedure. >> it is easy for kids to sell their excess pills. popular recreational drugs in high school and college. so much in demand. one pill can cost up to $80. pill addicts like tyler often switch to heroin it is a cheaper opiate with a bigger high. tyler was in and out of rehab, four times. the night he came home the last time, he couldn't fight the uncontrollable urge that is heroin addiction. he shot up in his bedroom and
he wasn't the only addict on his college football team. >> unfortunately, the quarterback died four months after tyler. in 2011. >> same situation. >> overdose. >> if you don't talk about it, right. >> after tyler died, the campbells met many families whose children were heroin addicts in the suburbs of columbus. like tyler, most got hooked on pills first. >> reporter: started with pain pills? >> absolutely. >> reporter: their daughter died of a heroin overdose. marin was a high school basketball player and captain of the golf team. lee hideman and brian ramone's daughter died this year. brenda stewart, two sons in recovery. tracy morrison is jenna morrison's mother and second daughter who is also a recovering addict. rob brandt's son was an addict. >> he battled it through high school. >> reporter: he says, his son robbie got hooked on pain pills prescribed by a dentist after his wisdom trooet were removed. he was in training with the
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not only governor walker speaking out against trump. major garrett reports. >> donald, why don't you show up and debate like a man? >> ted cruz eager to debate a suddenly camera shy donald trump, challenged the gop front-runner to ditch townhall appearances for a one-on-one duel. cruz is weak and losing big now he wants to debate, trump responded on twitter, adding he, trump has won all debates. >> ted is a very concerned puppy. because he is losing big. i have got hundreds of delegates more than him. i have millions of votes more than him. >> reporter: trump once led cruz, the two are now neck in neck here. part of the reason for the shift, the tilt in cruz's direction of three wisconsin personalities. >> i am supporting senator cruz. i have been critical of your campaign. >> all about wives and kids offlimits. >> that's okay. tell that to cruz. >> before you called into my
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hired paul maniford, legendary republican lobbyist and lawyer to lead delegate acquisition efforts. he help gerald ford win in 1976, the last time republicans had a contested convention. >> the fbi won't say whether agents found anything helpful inside the iphone of one of the san bernardino terrorists. the government claims it managed to unlock the phone without the help of apple. the help apparently came from a third party. jan crawford reports. >> reporter: the justice department isn't saying who the third party is or based in the united states. the question now its whether the government will tell apple how and who was able to get past its security. the fbi's request for apple's help in this case is over. but not the issue. balancing personal privacy and public security. with the help of a third party, the fbi penetrated apple's encryption and accessed the iphone of san bernardino
>> congressman daryl issa, owe member of the house judiciary committee, opposed the government's demand. >> your government will ask for the back door to your privacy and there has to be a constant vigilance to make sure they're not allowed to go too far. >> in february the justice department asked apple to develop software that would in part disable auto erase function that wipes the phone clean after ten pass code fails. apple refused and called the request a dangerous precedent. >> we did not expect to be in this position at odds with our own government. >> reporter: it is unclear if apple will ever know how a third party bypassed their security. >> we are not expecting the government to tell apple very much anytime soon. "los angeles times" tech reporter, presh duvet. >> it raises question as but apple security. apple said nothing they build is 100% secure. >> reporter: in a statement
vowed to increase the security of their products. the company stood by their original decision, saying the fbi's demand was wrong. >> there was every reason for the fbi to push as hard as they possibly could. >> richard burr says he expects more cases like this one. >> we will face in the future, many, many times, not only in terrorism, in regular criminal prosecution, where we have got to get into electronic devices. the fbi says it performed expensive testing on the phone. has disclosed what it found. apple was asked if it would countersue to find out how the government got into the phone. the company said it can't say what the next move will be. shooting may have been foiled by a gun shop owner in ohio. adriana diaz has the story. james howard walked into this store last monday to buy a gun but left empty-handed. the store owner trusted his
though howard passed a background check at this counter. >> had his finger on the trigger like he was going to use it. >> john downs makes his living selling guns. he may have saved lives by turning down a customer. >> i said i can't sell you the gun. i just got a bad feeling about this. i am not going to sell it to you. >> last monday, james howard withdrew from ohio university. and allegedly assaulted an assistant hockey coach. later he drove 30 minutes to down's bait and guns. he refused to sell him a rifle. >> the look in his eye. awe. >> reporter: what was that look like? >> i don't know the you really can't explain it. was going to do something. he was going to do something. >> reporter: howard returned to
but downs locked the door. and asked the customer to call 911. hawking county sheriff's deputies located howard's car one mile away at a walmart. the gun was found in the back seat. >> when we arrived, almost 50 shotgun shell and ready to purchase. >> according to the prosecutor, howard was found in possession of a firearm allegedly being drug dependent or in danger of drug dependent. firearm was after he made a false statement on his background check form. >> did he save lives? >> probably did. we don't know what he may have prevented. >> reporter: he is not a hero. dozens of ohio university parents and students have thanked him nonetheless. the father of a student near howard's alleged assault. >> his dad called me today, really emotional. >> he was worried. >> his son scud have been shot. >> the "cbs overnight news" will
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buckley albums in the nearly 20 years since his tragic death. this latest one include his earliest recordings for columbia part of an unfolding legacy turning this once underground song write into one of the most recognizable voices in music. with his haunting voice. the fourth the fifth >> and boyish looks, singer jeff buckley seemed poised for stardom. >> he was the most -- extraordinarily kind and compassionate person i have ever met in my life. hallelujah >> reporter: mary gibert is buckley's mother. >> in the beginning his songs were experimental. he hadn't quite gotten song structure. every time he came with a new tape, he got exponentially better. >> reporter: buckley was 25 when
in 1991. and became a regular performer in the city's underground clubs. a year later, he signed with columbia records. >> they weren't quite sure how to present this young man. because everybody was listening to hootie and the blowfish. and nirvana. and so they thought well let's get him into a studio, a really good studio. when we meet again >> reporter: buckley went to new york's shelter island sound. where he worked with engineer steve adable and producer steve berkowitz. over three days they recorded six hours of tape. >> this is chapter one. this is the first concrete step past the playing in the clubs in the village. >> reporter: some tracks were impulsive covers. just like a woman >> reporter: others early versions of original songs.
and i but from 23 years i remember the sight of him throwing his head back, closing his eyes and just like the sound would come out. i am everyday people >> it's like that doesn't come into your studio all that often. >> reporter: just four years later, buckley drowned in the mississippi river. he had only released one album. the shelter island sessions sat on shelves for 23 years until recently. when columbia record and buckley's mother decided they should be released exactly as they were recorded. >> we want there to be a demand for jeff's work. that's sort of part of the
he had that musical history in his bones. he could have gone any direction. that's what's tragic. >> reporter: daphne brooks is a yale professor who wrote a book about buckley's legacy. >> kurt cobane, to jimi hendrix. what should we release, how, when? art should be used ethically. >> reporter: buckley continues to inspire artists, radio heads tom york was struggling to record fake plastic trees until he was inspired at a buckley concert. grammy winners, john legend and adele said they were inspired by buckley's voice.
good night, everybody. you might not think the national rifle association has much in common with fairy tales. think again. the nra has a family website where it ends new endings to favorites like hansel and gretel and little red riding hood. they all have something in common. guns save the day. ben tracy has the story. >> once upon a time there was a brother and sister. >> reporter: we all know that story. what if hansel and gretel were packing heat when they met the witch. or if little red's riding hood was accessorized with a rifle. >> hello. >> reporter: those stories
website. where in the revised red riding tale, the big bad wolf meets an even bigger, badder, granny. he realized the grandmother hadn't been backing away from him. she had been moving toward her shotgun to protect herself and her home. in the other story, gretel is quite the hunter. gretel readied her rifle and fired. her training paid off. for she was able to bring the buck down instantly with a single shot. the stories were written by conservative blogger and author amelia hamilton. >> what is it that you want kids to take away from reading these stories? >> well the stories are really also for adults. it is all about safety. and for parents to start the conversations. >> reporter: according to the gun control group, everytown usa, last year at least 278 children under the age of 18 picked up a firearm and unintentionally shot themselves or some one else. critics say the nra's firearm
nra living happily ever after. >> this to them is about selling guns ultimately. if they can reach out to young children and develop customers for the future, you know they're content to do that. >> are you surprised by some criticism in terms of this being a way to kind of use kids to further an agenda on guns? >> i'm surprised by the fact it seemed like a lot of people didn't read them before criticizing. >> reporter: it is true that nobody actually gets shot in the stories.
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