Understanding the opioid crisis from a pharmacological perspective

    This Feb. 19, 2013, file photo, shows OxyContin pills arranged for a photo at a pharmacy. (Toby Talbot/AP Photo)

    This Feb. 19, 2013, file photo, shows OxyContin pills arranged for a photo at a pharmacy. (Toby Talbot/AP Photo)

    In 2015 more than 52,000 people died from drug overdoses with almost two thirds involving prescription or illegal opioids.

    The numbers are compelling lawmakers across parties to join law enforcement, medical and pharmaceutical interests to help end the epidemic.  Brian Swift, Vice President and Chief Pharmacy Officer at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital joins Dave Heller to talk about the challenges and progress being made.

    Listen to their conversation below.

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