"I lost a cousin to suicide who battled opioid addiction. Let's please keep the conversation going!" - Kelly Golden, Talk Host - News Radio 94.3 WSC
State Rep. Eric Bedingfield chairs the new House Opioid Abuse Prevention Study Committee. He is holding a large photo of his son, Josh Bedingfield, who died of an opioid-related overdose after struggling with years of addiction.
South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson recently announced a lawsuit against Connecticut-based Purdue Pharma, one of the nations largest pain pill manufacturers that makes the synthetic opioid OxyContin.