Pultizer Prize winner speaks at Washington and Lee University

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LEXINGTON, Va. (WDBJ7) A Pulitzer winner has been at Washington and Lee University talking about the story that got him the prize.

Eric Eyre won the Pulitzer in 2017 for his investigation into the flood of opioid pain killers into West Virginia’s poorest Counties.

But, he says, the story is hardly over.

“The people who were running notorious pain clinics – and when I talk about pain clinics, these are places where you pay cash to get a prescription – those same people who went to jail and those same people are now out of jail, now running substance abuse treatment centers," Eyre says. "So it’s gone full circle.”

Eyre gave a speech Wednesday night and met with journalism classes at Washington and Lee today during the day Thursday.