How the opioid epidemic could impact patients

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. — With overdoses on the rise, the White House has declared the opioid epidemic a public health emergency here in America.

But some who say they rely on pain medication for legitimate reasons worry about how this will all affect them.

Dr. Kyle Payne talks about that with Marybeth Conley and Alex Coleman on Live at 9.