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Families of those lost to opioids fight 'broken' system

Clip: 02/09/2019 | 9m 36s Video has closed captioning.

An estimated 400,000 Americans have died as a result of opioid use. But grieving families say the national response to the health crisis is inadequate. In her coverage of the epidemic, Associated Press reporter Claire Galofaro profiled Cheryl Juaire, who lost her son to a heroin overdose in 2011. Galofaro and Juaire talk to William Brangham about how they are trying to increase opioid awareness.

Aired: 02/09/19

Rating: NR

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