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Heroin needle. (B.A.D./Flickr)
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First responders in Louisville, Kentucky, received 52 overdose emergency calls in a 32-hour span last week. It’s the highest rate of overdose calls so far this year in a state that has one of the highest overdose death rates in the country.

Here & Now’s Robin Young talks with Dr. Robert Couch, the emergency department medical director at Norton Audubon Hospital in Louisville.

This segment aired on February 15, 2017.

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