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Taylor Wilson's Parents Fought for 41 Days to Get Their Daughter Treatment, But They Couldn't Stop Another Overdose

Despite all the uproar over opioid addiction and overdose deaths, roadblocks to effective treatment are leaving a toll of corpses.

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Taylor Wilson's parents fought for 41 days to get their daughter treatment. They couldn't stop another overdose

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. - The white car had stopped in the middle of the highway. The driver was slumped behind the wheel, her breaths faint and few. Her head was bobbing, chin to chest; her pupils were the size of a pinpoint. The car was strewn with syringes. Paramedics inserted a needle of naloxone, an opioid antidote,…

Max Blau reports for STAT.

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