Ohio Valley Health Officials Weigh in on Trump Opioid Remarks

Mar 22, 2018

Credit West Virginia Public Broadcasting

On this West Virginia Morning, President Donald Trump’s call to implement the death penalty for drug traffickers grabbed headlines Monday. But public health officials are stressing other elements of the administration’s plan to address the opioid crisis. Aaron Payne spoke with the acting director of the Centers for Disease Control about plans for the Ohio Valley.

Also on today's show, the free clinic West Virginia Health Right held a press conference yesterday (Wednesday) in Charleston in response to a newspaper article that lumped Health Right’s Needle Exchange Program in with the city’s. Charleston’s needle exchange program recently came under fire due to an increase in the number of needles found in public places.

As Kara Lofton reports, proposed city legislation could force Health Right to shut down their program if Charleston’s is also forced to close.