By Emmarie Huetteman
January 29, 2018
Andrey Ostrovsky's family did not discuss what killed his uncle. He was
young, not quite two weeks past his 45th birthday, when he died, and he had
lost touch with loved ones in his final months. Ostrovsky speculated he had
Almost two years later, Ostrovsky was Medicaid's chief medical officer,
grappling with an opioid crisis that kills about 115 Americans each day,
when he learned the truth: His uncle died of a drug overdose.