Recent Statistics Show Decline In Opioid Overdose Rates

According to provisional data, the state’s overdose rate fell from February 2022 to February 2023. The data shows that opioid overdose rates have dropped by approximately 8 percent, marking the most substantial decrease since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Lawmakers Weigh Opioid Treatment Options

Legislators heard from board members of the private donation-funded opioid treatment center Lauren’s Wish during the first interim session this week.

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Senate President Proposes Death Penalty For Fentanyl Wholesale Distributors

State Senate President Craig Blair, R-Berkeley, said he plans to draft legislation that calls for the death penalty after conviction for the illicit manufacturing or wholesale distribution of the illicit drug fentanyl.

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