Fatal Overdose

W.Va. Overdose Rates Rise While National Rates Fall

The severity of West Virginia’s high overdose mortality rate qualifies the state for more federal funding to fight the opioid crisis.

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Overdose Deaths Up, Experts Say ‘Co-Prescribing’ Could Help

Overdose deaths are significantly rising in many states including West Virginia, but some are now adopting new laws that require those with opioid addictions to receive a reversal agent like Narcan alongside their pain medication prescription. This tactic would serve as a way to help save lives, should a patient overdose.

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