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04/28/2021 - Modern Healthcare by: Jessie Hellmann
WASHINGTON, DC - HHS announced Tuesday it will make it easier for providers to prescribe buprenorphine, potentially expanding access to the addiction treatment and better integrating it with primary care.

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04/28/2021 - Modern Healthcare by: Jessie Hellmann
WASHINGTON, DC - In his first joint address to Congress, President Joe Biden will call on lawmakers to make permanent the largest expansion of the Affordable Care Act seen since the law was passed ten years ago. But he won't endorse including action on drug prices in the next economic relief package to be considered by Congress.

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04/28/2021 - The Herald-Dispatch by: Courtney Hessler
CHARLESTON, WV - Despite being one of the areas most affected by the opioid crisis, West Virginia is set to receive about 1% of the proposed national settlement being reached with the drug company accused of creating the problem.

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04/28/2021 - The Herald-Dispatch by: Caity Coyne
CHARLESTON, WV - After two consecutive years of decreases, preliminary data show at least 1,275 West Virginians suffered fatal overdoses in 2020, setting a mortality record for the state often called the epicenter of the national drug crisis.

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04/28/2021 - Times West Virginian by: Sarah Marino
FAIRMONT, WV - Members of Fairmont City Council are now up-to-date on a new hospital being built at Middletown Commons.

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04/27/2021 - The Associated Press by: Marilynn Marchione
WASHINGTON, DC - While vaccines are helping to curb the pandemic, easier and better treatments are needed, especially as virus variants spread.

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04/27/2021 - The Register-Herald by: Lucas Manfield
GILBERT, WV - Perched on a plastic folding chair under the gymnasium’s basketball hoop, Keith Blankenship was concerned.

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