Tonight's City Visions is a rebroadcast of our November 2016 show on the nation's opioid crisis.
According to the CDC, three out of four people addicted to heroin started out on a prescription opioid. Host Joseph Pace addresses the perils of opioid use - and abuse - with Dr. Anna Lembke of Stanford University School of Medicine, author of the book Drug Dealer, M.D.
Significantly more people now die of overdoses than car accidents. How did well-meaning doctors - and well-meaning public policies - help fuel the opioid epidemic?
Producer: Wendy Holcombe
Guest: Anna Lembke, M.D., Chief of Addiction Medicine and an assistant professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Stanford University School of Medicine; Author, Drug Dealer, M.D.