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‘Prescription for Failure' – watch our half-hour special report

Posted: 10:19 AM, Nov 11, 2018
Updated: 2018-11-11 22:58:10Z

News 5 aired a half-hour special on the opioid epidemic in Ohio. Our six-month, 5 On Your Side investigation goes back to the beginning and uncovers the regulators who were supposed to protect Ohioans enabled the crisis to explode.

Click here to read and watch our initial investigative report: “Prescription for Failure.”

Go behind our investigation here to find out why we began examining the state medical board’s role in the opioid crisis, how we uncovered instances of problem doctors and what has happened since our investigation aired.

The week that “Prescription for Failure” was released, Chief Investigator Ron Regan sat down for a one-on-one interview with now-former U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions. He was alarmed by our findings. In response, he called for state medical boards “to be more aggressive.” He also said medical boards failed to act quickly at the beginning of the crisis. You can watch the interview here .

We hope you will tune in and watch our 30-minute special report, “Prescription for Failure,” you can watch the full special in the video player above. 

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