opioid pills piled up

From pills to fentanyl

As of 2018, the U.S. opioid epidemic has claimed more than 400,000 lives. Yet the faces of some victims remain hidden.

MaryBeth Moore Zocco and son Ryan

Court records, emails help reporter track companies’ tactics and those affected

The Washington Post has chronicled the ongoing opioids crisis for years. I have been a part of that team since June during my internship at the Investigative Reporting Workshop. The investigative desk has detailed the drug companies’ handling of the marketing and distribution of painkillers as well as the epic legal battle between local and …