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Opioid Epidemic

Top of Mind with Julie Rose
  • Apr 14, 2021 8:00 pm
  • 21:54

Opioids–and in particular the synthetic opioid fentanyl–appear to have driven the recent increase in national drug overdose deaths. Peter Canning, a full-time paramedic in Connecticut, has watched the opioid overdose crisis unfold. His new memoir, “Killing Season: A Paramedic’s Dispatches from the Front Lines of the Opioid Epidemic," is about how responding to drug overdoses changed his perspective on the nature of opioid addiction. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, File)