Detecting Synthetic Opioids, Taxes In Sweden

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Synthetic opioids are on the rise, and Wisconsin’s toxicology labs are finding them more difficult to detect than natural drugs. We hear how they are adapting as they try to determine just how deadly the new opioids are. Plus, a guest gives us a look into the Swedish tax system, which he says asks Swedes to pay more, but gives them a higher quality of life in return.

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  • What Higher Taxes Mean In Sweden

    Our guest says taxes may be higher in Sweden than they are in the United States, but the difference is small and, he says, thanks to those higher taxes, Swedes enjoy a higher quality of life.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Veronica Rueckert Host
  • Marika Suval Producer
  • Veronica Rueckert Producer
  • Scott Gordon Guest
  • Thomas Heberlein Guest