WEWS-TV: Prescription for Failure

Number 28434
Subject Drugs
Source WEWS-TV (Cleveland)
Year 2018
Publication Date November 11, 2018
Summary In the last two decades, prescription opioids have taken an unrelenting hold on Ohio. The opioid crisis has claimed the lives of thousands of users, landing Ohio on a top five list no one wants to be on: the most opioid-related overdose deaths in the country. For years, media across the country and the state have reported about the devastating impacts of the crisis, but during its exclusive investigation, the WEWS 5 On Your Side Investigative team was the first to uncover the “why.” The team spent six months tracing the opioid crisis to its beginning as well as examining how the state medical board, the group charged with regulating doctors, played a role.
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Keywords WEWS, Ohio, opioids, prescription, drugs, deaths, overdose, investigation, crisis, doctors, medical board
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