Tuesday, August 23, 2016

WV Attorney General Continues To Fight Substance Abuse in West Virginia

West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey has been behind the front lines fighting and combatting West Virginia's huge opioid problem. To understand how West Virginia even got to this place you must look back to WV and OxyContin Express

WV AG Patrick Morrisey first went after, fought in court and won a large settlement against large pharmaceutical companies here in West Virginia.

WV Attorney General Patrick Morrisey says:
"West Virginia has one of the highest rates in the country of non-medical use of prescription pain relievers in 19 to 25 year olds. Opioids are the number one cause of death associated with drug overdoses. The drug epidemic in this state knows no socioeconomic or geographic boundaries and continues to affect West Virginians from all walks of life.
Drugs are flooding into our state in a variety of ways. The supply is meeting the demand. To combat this pervasive issue, law enforcement across the state needs more resources to efficiently and effectively respond to the growing epidemic.
Our economy also has suffered. Substance abuse costs employers substantial amounts of money in terms of health care, workplace injuries, disability payments, and loss of productivity. It’s often hard for companies to even find and retain qualified employees because of substance abuse issues.
To help combat this issue, The Office of the Attorney General has implemented a multi-faceted strategy. That includes" ...
Read More @>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Fighting Substance Abuse in WV

AG Patrick Morrisey is committed to fighting our Substance Abuse problem here in West Virginia

Also don't forget to read his most recent WV AG Opioid Plan

Read More Links and Info Regarding West Virginia and Opioids:

Big Pharma Flooded WV With Pain Killers
West Virginia takes on Big Pharma
WV AG Suing 14 Drug Companies
State of WV vs Amerisource Bergen
$$$ For Doctors In Pay To Play (WV)

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