Opioid Epidemic

New Foundation Will Distribute Opioid Trial Settlement Funds

The newly formed West Virginia First Foundation will distribute settlement funds from lawsuits against opioid makers and distributors. 

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Gupta: Biden To Focus On Opioids For State Of The Union Speech

Controlling fentanyl and reducing overdose deaths are expected to be a big part of President Biden’s State of the Union address according to Dr. Rahul Gupta, the former state health officer for West Virginia and now the director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy.

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Expert: Addiction Is A Growing Public Health Crisis 

On Tuesday, the House of Delegates committee on the Prevention & Treatment of Substance Abuse heard that addiction continues to claim thousands of lives each year, but a bill that would have set up a pilot recovery program in Cabell County died in committee. 

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Naloxone, Overdose Prevention Clinics Scheduled At Shepherd University

Naloxone clinics are coming to the Eastern Panhandle to help educate locals on what to do in case of an opioid overdose.

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