Recorded On: July 7, 2017
Air Date: July 10, 2017
From 2000 to 2015 more than half a million people died from drug overdoses in the US, 60% of them due to opioid overdose. This represents quadruple the rate prior to 1999. Currently, 91 Americans die every day from an opioid overdose. In addition to the impact in lives, the epidemic causes $55 billion in health and social costs each year.