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08/30/2017 - ABC News By: Barry Wilner
WASHINGTON, DC. - A year after the NFL pledged $100 million in support of independent medical research and engineering advancements, a huge chunk of that soon will be awarded to such research, primarily dedicated to neuroscience.

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08/30/2017 - The Herald Dispatch By: Bishop Nash
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. - Cabell County led West Virginia in overdose deaths through the first half of 2017 with 58 reported through mid-June, according to a briefing by officers involved in the Appalachia High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas.

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08/29/2017 - WV Metro News By: Alex Thomas
CHARLESTON, W.Va. - In between national elections, West Virginia is in the midst of a changing political landscape.

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08/29/2017 - The State Journal By: Jim Ross
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. - Mylan NV has agreed to pay the federal government $465 million to resolve allegations it overbilled Medicaid for its EpiPen device.

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08/29/2017 - Kaiser Health News By: Barbara Sadick
WASHINGTON, DC. - Abuse often leads to depression and medical problems in older patients — even death within a year of an abusive incident.

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08/29/2017 - The Herald Dispatch By: Bishop Nash
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. - While finding discarded syringes in public places is an unnerving problem, two of West Virginia's largest health departments are urging that the issue be viewed as a byproduct of the overall opioid epidemic rather than assigning blame to local needle exchange programs.

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08/29/2017 - Modern Healthcare By: Steven Ross Johnson
WASHINGTON, DC. - Patients with substance use disorder had greater access to treatment and were more likely to refrain from using drugs when cared for within a primary-care setting that had an integrated behavioral health component compared with patients who only received a referral to see an addiction treatment specialist, according to a new study.

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