A Coal Country Fight Against The Drug Companies That Delivered The Opioid Epidemic | WAMC

A Coal Country Fight Against The Drug Companies That Delivered The Opioid Epidemic

Jun 22, 2020

From a Pulitzer Prize–winning reporter from the smallest newspaper ever to win the prize in the investigative reporting category, "Death in Mud Lick" is an investigation into the corporate greed that pumped millions of pain pills into small Appalachian towns, decimating communities.

Written by Eric Eyre, "Death in Mud Lick" is the story of a pharmacy in Kermit, West Virginia, that distributed 12 million opioid pain pills in three years to a town with a population of 382 people.