Opioids Take Heavy Toll On New Hampshire Hospital

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Dr. William Goodman, Chief Medical Officer, stands in Catholic Medical Center's Emergency Department, where 1,033 patients addicted to opioids were seen in 2016. (Jack Rodlico/NHPR)

With the opioid epidemic gripping the country, hospitals have been inundated with patients suffering from addiction. And not all those patients land in a hospital because of an overdose. They’re being treated everywhere, from the nursery to the operating room.

Jack Rodolico (@JackRodolico) from Here & Now contributor New Hampshire Public Radio reports on how the drug crisis is reshaping one hospital in the Granite State.

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