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Experts talk about heavy toll opioids are taking on West Virginia

By BRETT DUNLAP

The Parkersburg News and Sentinel

Wayne Harmon, chief of operations, Kanawha County Emergency Ambulance Authority and West Virginia EMS Coalition, talks about things he has seen as part of an ambulance crew on a daily basis in regard to the state’s opioid epidemic, while Frankie Tack, clinical assistant professor and addiction studies minor coordinator at West Virginia University, listens Thursday during the West Virginia Press Association’s 2018 Legislative Breakfast in Charleston.
(News and Sentinel photo by Brett Dunlap)

CHARLESTON, W.Va.  — There is a need for treatment and different approaches in dealing with the state’s drug epidemic, experts said Thursday.

Experts and professionals who deal with the state’s opioid epidemic addressed the West Virginia Press Association’s 2018 Legislative Breakfast at the Embassy Suites hotel in Charleston.

Wayne Harmon, chief of operations, Kanawha County Emergency Ambulance Authority and West Virginia EMS Coalition, has worked as a medic for 30 years.

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