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02/27/2018 - The Herald Dispatch By: Courtney Hessler
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. - The U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee will host a congressional hearing later this week focusing on several bills it hopes the House of Representatives will pass by May to ease the opioid epidemic.

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02/27/2018 - WDTV
CHARLESTON, W.Va. - During a string of town hall meetings Monday, Governor Jim Justice proposed a special session to figure out a solution for mineral rights and severance taxes for things like natural gas, saying that the funds could help create a permanent fix to the Public Employees Insurance Agency.

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02/26/2018 - The Herald Dispatch By: Jim Workman
CHARLESTON, W.Va. - While delegates on both sides of the issue expressed concern about the well-being of foster children in West Virginia, they differ in how best to provide health care to nearly 6,200 children affected.

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02/26/2018 - Modern Healthcare By: Susannah Luthi
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Months after President Donald Trump first designated the opioid epidemic as a public health emergency and weeks after Congress announced $6 billion in new funding for states to battle the problem, the House of Representatives will kick off its first big policy effort to manage the crisis.

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02/26/2018 - WV News By: Matt Harvey
MOUNDSVILLE, W.Va. - A defendants' bid has failed to permanently move to federal court a lawsuit against multiple companies and drugstores over West Virginia's opioid epidemic.

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02/26/2018 - Modern Healthcare By: Ed Kopetsky and Jim Turnbull
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 that passed earlier this month includes $6 billion to be distributed over two years to combat the opioid epidemic and other substance abuse issues. As the co-chairs of the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives' Opioid Task Force, we applaud this decision by Congress. Opioid overdoses are now the nation's No. 1 cause of death for people under 50, and the death rate remains high across most age groups.

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02/26/2018 - The Charleston Gazette Mail By: Jake Zuckerman
CHARLESTON, W.Va. - The House of Delegates will review this week several structural changes to the state’s medical marijuana program that begins next summer, at the request of the state Medical Cannabis Advisory Board.

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