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What Congress could be doing to address the opioid epidemic — and why they haven't

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Pill Man, a skeleton made from Frank Huntley's oxycontin and methadone prescription bottles, is seen on Pennsylvania Avenue in front of the White House Aug. 30, 2019, in Washington, DC. (Brendan Smialowski/AFP via Getty Images)
Pill Man, a skeleton made from Frank Huntley's oxycontin and methadone prescription bottles, is seen on Pennsylvania Avenue in front of the White House Aug. 30, 2019, in Washington, DC. (Brendan Smialowski/AFP via Getty Images)

More than 107,000 Americans died of an opioid overdose in 2021, but advocates say Congress hasn't done enough to address the crisis when lives are on the line.

Here & Now's Deepa Fernandes speaks with STAT's Lev Facher about it.

This segment aired on December 7, 2022.

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