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State of Addiction

State of Addiction

An investigation into the opioid epidemic killing tens of thousands of Americans every year

Opioid Identifier: What Kind of Pill Is That?

Scroll down and click through the images below to learn about different types of opioids and what they look like in pill form

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    Opioid Identifier: What Kind of Pill Is That?

    Opioids kill more people each year than traffic accidents, than guns. Increasingly, they're killing children. New synthetic drugs are emerging -- cocktails so potent even touching them can lead to injury or death. Tens of thousands of Americans die annually of opioid-related causes -- and yet painkillers remain among the most commonly prescribed drugs in the country year in and year out. 

    Tune in for "State of Addiction," a special week-long investigative series beginning on Monday, Dec. 11 on News 4 New York.