What The History Of Opium Teaches Us About The Opioid Epidemic

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The opioid crisis claims thousands of lives every year in the United States. Distinctions between oxycontin, heroin and synthetic opioids like fentanyl are sadly all too common to Vermonters. We're talking with the authors of a new book, Opium: How An Ancient Flower Shaped And Poisoned Our World , about what the history of the drug can tell us about today's addiction and overdose crisis.

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