New report details the scale of the U.S. opioid crisis and its link to drug trafficking

PBS News Hour

Overview of the Opioid Crisis from PBS News Hour

February 9, 2022

"The opioid overdose crisis that killed more than 100,000 Americans in a year is being called one of the most pressing national security and public health challenges facing the U.S. A majority of the overdoses are driven by the potent synthetic opioid fentanyl. Maryland Rep. David Trone, co-chair of the federal Commission on Combating Synthetic Opioid Trafficking, joins William Brangham to discuss."