Our opinion: A tragic flow of deadly drugs

Houma Today - Local police officers and other emergency workers have watched in horror as the ongoing opioid epidemic stole many lives and ruined many more.

And family members have seen their loved ones suffer and die because of deadly addiction to painkillers and the drugs they sought after prescription drugs became less readily available.

All the while, drug companies and the federal government had access to information that could have helped curtail the problem, but it looks like neither side did much to stem the flow of drugs into our communities.