John Buntin has a powerful piece in Governing Magazine about prescription opioid addiction and overdose. I joined John, Jennifer Smith and Harry Chen to discuss this issue on To The Point. As ever, Warren Olney skillfully kept the group conversation active and coherent. The discussion begins at 8 minute mark:
p.s. On the show I fumbled the dose relationship between Zohydro and Vicodin, which I was grateful to Warren for catching. Vicodin contains hydrocodone at 5mg and 10mg levels, whereas Zohydro contains it at 10mg to 50mg. Thus, the weakest dose of the latter is equal to the strongest of the former, and at the maximum, Zohydro is 5 or 10 times as strong as Vicodin.