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Journalist, author speaking in Tulsa tonight

Posted: 7:02 AM, Jan 14, 2019
Updated: 2019-01-14 13:08:18Z

This morning, we're taking a closer look at the opioid epidemic, the deadliest drug crisis in American history, and something touches more people here in Oklahoma than you might realize.

Oklahoma State University reports Oklahoma is first in the nation for non-medical use of prescription drugs.

And in the last 15 years, drug overdose deaths in the state are up 91 percent.

Chris McGreal is a world-renowned journalist, and author of 'American Overdose: the Opioid Tragedy in Three Acts.'

And he'll be speaking at a public event tonight in Tulsa.

McGreal, a senior writer at The Guardian and former journalist for the BBC, will speak at All Souls Unitarian Church at 7 p.m.

It is free and open to the public.

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