May 29, 2018 - Health

The opioid epidemic is headlining the nation

A vial on Naloxone

A vial of Naloxone, an antidote to opioids. Photo: Bernard Well/Toronto Star via Getty Images

Politico health care reporter Dan Diamond tweeted Sunday: "I went by the Newseum’s wall of 50 state newspapers, with front pages from around the nation," and five major papers had opioid related stories as headliners. He shared examples from Chicago, Raleigh, Richmond and Huntington, W.Va.

Why it matters: "Sunday is usually each paper’s showcase for biggest stories. Looking at 50 front pages is a useful, if imperfect sampling. But best of all, it’s a reminder — especially to this DC reporter — that the nation often has bigger concerns than the stories gripping Washington."

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