New Hampshire’s chief medical examiner is retiring early amid overwhelming death toll from America’s worst drug epidemic

New Hampshire’s chief medical examiner Dr Thomas Andrew has been retiring for over a month now, but he has not yet been able to leave his office because of the amount of opioid overdose victims he is responsible for.

He has been the chief medical examiner for 20 years, and Dr Andrew, 60, forecasted the devastation of the opioid crisis before officials knew about its severity.

Dr Andrew, who is retiring five years early, says that he tried to warn lawmakers of the potential of the opioid crisis when he saw it coming over ten years ago. However, by the time they began paying attention, the epidemic had taken effect.

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