‘My Child Died’: Opioid plague hits America

More Americans died from drug overdoses than guns or car crashes last year, with opioids blamed for most of the 64,070 deaths. A new federal report estimates 2.4 million Americans have an “opioid-use disorder.”

Nancy Grace discusses the crisis with lawyer Mark Tate, who represents local governments suing big drug companies for marketing practices they contend help fuel the epidemic, Dr. William Morrone, an opioid treatment expert, Crime Stories contributing reporter, Ninette Sosa, and Tim Ryan, a recovering heroin addict who stars in A&E’s Dope Man series.

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