The chief medical investigator at the Monroe County Medical Examiner's office is urging people to be their own advocate when it comes to pain management.
Bob Zerby, whose job includes the oversight of field investigations and autopsies, has witnessed firsthand the surge in heroin and opioid-related deaths in recent years. Death is the great equalizer, he says, but there is no one profile of an opioid or heroin user.
"There are no boundaries - rich or poor, inner city or suburban, black or white - it doesn't matter. It's everybody."