Opioid Epidemic a Priority for Lawmakers this Session

Jan 18, 2018

Credit West Virginia Public Broadcasting

The number of West Virginians who have died of opioid-related drug overdoses has climbed drastically every year for the past five years. West Virginia lawmakers say getting a handle on the state’s opioid epidemic is one of their top legislative priorities.

On Wednesday's episode of The Legislature Today, host Andrea Lannom discussed the Opioid Reduction Act of 2018 with House Health Committee Chairman Delegate Joe Ellington and Senator Ron Stollings, member of the Senate Health & Human Resources Committee.