By JOSELYN KING
The Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register
MOUNDSVILLE, W.Va. — West Virginia leads the nation in the number of drug overdose cases per capita, and U.S. Rep. David B. McKinley thinks the leaders should learn why as the U.S. government prepares to spend $4 billion to fight opioid addiction next year.
West Virginia’s death toll in 2016 from opioid deaths was 52 per 100,000 residents, or 872 for the year, according to information compiled by the West Virginia Health Commission and cited by McKinley.
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