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Senator Manchin wants to bring back the seventies' "war on drugs"

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On Tuesday, Senator Joe Manchin discussed what to do about the nation's drug problem with CNN's Jake Tapper:

Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin called for a new "war on drugs" Tuesday to combat the opioid crisis striking his state of West Virginia, eagerly adopting the language of the now much-criticized Nixon-era push to curb . . .

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December 21, 2016

Morrisey watch 18

Yet another front-page "news" story to help his re-election campaign (updated August 21)

For the second day in a row, this morning's Intelligencer gave front-page coverage to Patrick Morrisey, who is up for re-election to attorney general. On Thursday, AG Morrisey visited the area and yesterday's top-of-the-page headline proclaimed that he was working to curb drugs! (See next post down.) Today's front-page story tells . . .

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August 20, 2016

Morrisey watch 13

Here's the AP report from the morning Intelligencer:

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - West Virginia's attorney general has accused one of the nation's largest drug wholesalers of flooding the state with tens of millions of doses of prescription pills in violation of state law.

Attorney General Patrick Morrisey on Friday announced a . . .

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January 09, 2016

"West Virginia allows painkiller addicts to sue prescribing doctors"

In case you missed it - from Wednesday's "CBS Evening News"

From the CBS Evening News:

About two million Americans are hooked on prescription painkillers. In 2012, 259 million prescriptions were written -- that's one bottle for every American adult. CBS News went to West Virginia, a state that is attempting a drastic solution: allowing addicts to sue the doctors who got them hooked.

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January 06, 2016

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