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Could Orlando Sentinel Series On OxyContin Have Saved Lives?

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In 2003 the Orlando Sentinel published a hard-hitting series on OxyContin abuse. It was ahead of its time and could have started a national conversation, but the stories had problems.

Journalist Mark Pinsky explored what went wrong in a piece for the Columbia Journalism Review. And 90.7’s Catherine Welch talked with him about how that series could have saved lives.

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Catherine Welch

About Catherine Welch

News Director

Catherine Welch is news director at WMFE. Before moving to Florida she was news director at Rhode Island Public Radio. Previous roles as news director include WHQR in Wilmington NC and KBIA in Columbia MO. Catherine has won several regional Edward R. Murrow awards and awards from the Public Radio News Directors ... Read Full Bio »