“They were alleging that we had widespread abuse of Oxycontin. I didn’t believe it…”
Kentucky 5th District Congressman Harold “Hal” Rogers tells his friend Tom Handy why he founded Operation UNITE, a first of its kind effort at combating painkiller abuse in southern and eastern Kentucky. Handy is chairman of the UNITE Board of Directors.
Produced by Dan Collison with interviews recorded by StoryCorps at the National Rx Drug Abuse & Heroin Summit, March 28-31, 2016. To learn more about StoryCorps, visit their website at storycorps.org.