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Database reveals 'jaw-dropping’ truth about opioid epidemic

Clip: 07/18/2019 | 6m 47s Video has closed captioning.

Over the past two decades, hundreds of thousands of Americans have died during a national opioid addiction crisis. As the drug manufacturers face a possible legal reckoning from multiple lawsuits, a newly uncovered database sheds more light on the scope of the disaster. William Brangham talks to Scott Higham, an investigative reporter for The Washington Post, about the "jaw-dropping" data.

Aired: 07/18/19

Rating: NR

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