Former state Health Officer Dr. Rahul Gupta said during testimony Wednesday at the landmark opioid epidemic trial taking place in U.S. District Court in Charleston that he commissioned a report on overdose deaths in West Virginia to “learn from our dead so we could help the living.” Gupta, who is now the senior vice present and chief medical officer for the national March of Dimes, was a witness for the plaintiffs in the trial that has the City of Huntington and Cabell County suing three large drug distributors, AmerisourceBergen Drug Co., Cardinal Health Inc. and McKesson Corp., for allegedly fueling the epidemic by dumping nearly 100 million pills into the region over a decade.