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Outbreak of overdoses adds to urgency of Capito's call for opioid guidelines

By Dawn Geske | Aug 23, 2016

HUNTINGTON – With more than 26 overdoses in a four-hour time period in Huntington, a letter from one of West Virginia's U.S. senators urging guidelines for prescribing opioids for acute pain is timely.

AG, Board of Pharmacy create launch tool to help reduce opioid use

By Chris Dickerson | Jul 29, 2016

CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey and the state Board of Pharmacy have launched cutting-edge technology to help prescribers and pharmacists reduce opioid overprescription in the Mountain State.

Morrisey, other AGs push painkiller prescribing guidelines

By Chris Dickerson | Jan 15, 2016

CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey has joined 35 states and the District of Columbia in urging the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to quickly adopt proposed guidelines for prescribing opioid painkillers. Morrisey and a bipartisan group of attorneys general believe the CDC’s guidelines provide additional guidance to doctors to better evaluate the potential benefit and harm of prescribing opioid painkillers, such as oxycodone and hydrocodone. “Prescription dr

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