In Plain English: America’s Opioid Crisis And Pain-Pill Addiction Explained

Each time the American people think the nation’s opioid crisis can’t get any worse – it gets worse. In 2016, 42,249 people died from opioid overdoses, which comes to 116 deaths every day, according to the United States Department of Health and Human Services. In addition, 11.5 million people misused opioids. But, in a nation that takes … More In Plain English: America’s Opioid Crisis And Pain-Pill Addiction Explained

Soledad O’Brien To Host Live Primetime Special On America’s Opioid Crisis

 To help focus attention on a growing national crisis, Hearst Television will televise a live primetime one-hour special across its station group tomorrow night, September 13, at 10 p.m. eastern to address America’s opioid epidemic. The special, “Matter of Fact:  State of Addiction,” is part of a year-long multi-platform news and investigative series, combined with community-based efforts, that … More Soledad O’Brien To Host Live Primetime Special On America’s Opioid Crisis