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Burnout Among Faith Leaders And Orphan Drugs On This West Virginia Morning


On this West Virginia Morning, West Virginia University (WVU) researchers in a recent study looked at burnout among community faith leaders. Appalachia Health News Reporter Emily Rice sat down with Angel Smothers, associate dean for community engagement and clinical associate professor at the WVU School of Nursing, to discuss the study’s findings.

Also, in this show, prescription drugs have changed many lives around the world, treating illnesses that were once thought untreatable — mainly because they were considered too small a population for a pharmaceutical company to research it. An early 1980s law passed by Congress changed all of that, encouraging companies to develop what was called orphan drugs. But today, many of those companies are using that law to drum up even larger profits. News Director Eric Douglas speaks with WVU Law professor Sean Tu about the issue.

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Eric Douglas is our news director and produced this episode.

Teresa Wills is our host.

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