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Republican Legislature has made tackling opioid epidemic a coordinated team effort

By Mike Maroney | Sep 4, 2018

CHARLESTON – In 2016, approximately 64,000 people died of a drug overdose. That’s more than the number of people that would fit into Milan Puskar Stadium. Of those deaths, close to 50,000 were caused by opioids. West Virginia has been the hardest hit state in this national epidemic, with a death rate of 52 people per 100,000.

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