By Emmarie Huetteman

January 29, 2018

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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

committed suicide.

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.