106.3 WORD Cover Story

Progress on the Opioid Epidemic

Evan Smith
October 17, 2019 - 6:00 am
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On this week’s edition of the 106.3 WORD Cover Story, we’re taking a look at the latest developments in the ongoing opioid epidemic.

I spoke with South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson to discuss recent lawsuits against opioid distributors, and how that might affect local communities:

Now for a look at thing’s from the patient’s perspective.

If you’ve never tried to get access to opioid pain pills from a licensed medical professional, you might be surprised to find out how difficult it actually is.

I spoke with Karen Geneser, who’s been suffering from chronic pain and immune diseases for decades. She says it’s gotten incredibly difficult for legitimate patients to get access to pain treatment.

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