“America is in the midst of an opioid epidemic, with more than 40,000 people dying from overdose each of the past two years and millions more at risk. News outlets have been covering the story from seemingly every angle.
And yet, there are still angles to be explored. In this story, NPR took on the burdens of addiction to families — not only personal loss when a family member dies, but economic impact.
One line in the story stood out to some readers:
Her parents say Katy had been trying to fill a prescription for medication to blunt the drug cravings, but insurance required a waiting period.”
Source: HealthNewsReview.org – April 26, 2018