Striking Differences in Opioid Crisis Depending on State of Residence
April 13, 2018: Depending on where you live in the United States, the opioid crisis may look remarkably different, which is important when it comes to how local officials are confronting the epidemic. In Oregon, for example, opioid-assisted overdoses have dropped 20% from their peak a few years back, and there are some positive signs of recovery. But in Ohio, things are not at promising. The state is second only to West Virginia in its drug overdoses, and in many places morgues are running out of room for bodies of those who have died from an overdose. The Takeaway brings you to three regions across the country to survey how various communities are grappling with the opioid crisis. Plus, we check in on Virginia's special legislative session designed to resolve lawmakers' unwillingness to expand Medicaid; and we review the latest box office hits and duds with Rafer Guzman.