4/21/2018
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04/20/2018 - The Hill By: Rachel Roubein
WASHINGTON, D.C. - A group of senators is urging the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to take measures to reduce the price of a potentially life-saving medication reversing the effects of an opioid overdose.

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04/20/2018 - The Washington Post By: Emily Wax-Thibodeaux
WASHINGTON, D.C. - A bipartisan measure introduced this week in the House would authorize the Department of Veterans Affairs to research whether marijuana is a viable substitute for highly addictive opioids in treating former military personnel suffering from post- traumatic stress and chronic pain.

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04/20/2018 - The Associated Press By: John Raby
CHARLESTON, W.Va. - Candidates in West Virginia's May 8 primary are hoping for the chance to earn their party's nominations for the U.S. Senate, the U.S. House or the Legislature. Early voting in West Virginia runs from April 25 through May 5.

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04/20/2018 - The Hill By: Jessie Hellmann
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Health experts think they know how to tackle the issue of rising pregnancy-related deaths in the U.S. The challenge is getting Congress to listen.

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04/20/2018 - The Journal News By: Jim McConville
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Calling the opioid crisis “the most challenging public health and safety issue of our time,” Rep. Evan Jenkins, R- W.Va., is proposing new legislation to fund programs he believes will get to the heart of the problem.

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04/20/2018 - WV News
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The healthcare industry is a revolving door, or at least sometimes it seems that way. With new presidents coming in and making policies, to the rules and regulations that get set by insurance companies--you have to know how to navigate that field and still pay attention to your patients.

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04/20/2018 - Business Wire
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. - WVU Medicine (also known as West Virginia University Health System), a regional, academic health system, has expanded its partnership with Premier Inc. (NASDAQ: PINC), a healthcare improvement company, to enable a total cost improvement initiative. The health system is leveraging Premier’s data and consulting services to identify and implement solutions that improve the quality of care and reduce costs.

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