Opiates

'Home Ground': The Opiate Balancing Act

Mar 29, 2016

She faced unremitting, chronic pain — but no doctor would prescribe pain-killers that work. Why? Because they’re made from opium — a narcotic. So while doctors and police argued, she said to me calmly, "If this keeps up I will kill myself." On this episode of "Home Ground Radio" we'll hear first-hand about the problems chronic pain patients who rely on opiates face.

Montana’s Justice Department joined 35 other states this week in support of guidelines aiming to reduce prescription drug addiction.

Reveal for March 2015

Mar 17, 2015

03/22/2015 - We look at the power of a photo, what happens when a VA doctor hands out opiates to veterans like candy and surgery patients who got screwed out of the real deal.

https://beta.prx.org/stories/143424

Reveal - PILOT

Jul 15, 2014

07/17/2014 - Reveal is a new investigative program from the The Center for Investigative Reporting and PRX. In this pilot: an exclusive story about the volume and impact stemming from the VA's over-prescripton of opiates to addicted veterans; the attorney behind many of the worst for-profit charities; bodycams for cops; and how one reporter helped one man prove his brother had been abused at a state mental facility. Hosted by Al Letson from State of the Re:Union and WJCT, Jacksonville.