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Editorial: Battling drug abuse in West Virginia is daunting task

From The Wheeling News-Register:

Deaths from drug overdoses tend to be the headlines regarding the scourge of substance abuse that continues to sweep West Virginia, Ohio and many other states. But the damage goes much deeper, as was pointed out last week during a meeting of the Brooke County Faith Team, which is attempting to fight back.

In attendance was West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey, who has led the fight in our state against one major contributor to the drug crisis: pharmaceuticals manufacturers and distributors who have created so much pain by irresponsibly flooding our state with “painkiller” opioid pills.

But there is much more to winning this war. …

Read more http://www.theintelligencer.net/opinion/editorials/2019/05/battling-abuse-a-daunting-task/

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