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Opioids and Appalachia

Just because it gets less attention doesn't mean that the problem has gone away

Recent media stories about yesterday’s “epidemic” that is still with us

Thanks to the coronavirus, it gets less local, regional, and national coverage, but opioid addiction is still a major problem for Appalachia. National media, for the most part, have switched their focus to the virus but there is still some good reporting being . . .

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May 26, 2020

The Washington Post continues its in-depth examination of America’s opioid problem

Did you know that Ohio County received 49 pain pills per resident in 2012?

The best reporting on West Virginia’s and the nation’s drug crisis continues to be from the Washington Post. In the last couple of days, the newspaper has published several articles and a database dealing with the nationwide epidemic:

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July 21, 2019

More hypocrisy -- Ogden Newspapers and Mike Myer on West Virginia’s drug crisis

They had no problem blaming Obama when he was president; today’s column doesn’t even mention Trump

A 2015 Wheeling News-Register editorial

It was the fall of 2015 and then President Obama was set to visit West Virginia, one of the states that was being overwhelmed by the opioid epidemic. On the Sunday before his visit, the Wheeling News-Register editorialized:

It may be that some of the drug addicts President Barack . . .

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May 25, 2019

Reading about West Virginia and Appalachia

A short collection of articles and book reviews from around the Web

Senator Manchin attends a conference on the opioid problem

“Will Superfood Pancakes Solve the Opioid Crisis?” is by Jan Pytalski in Politifact West Virginia and is part of a joint project that joins West Virginia University and Politifact with the "100 Days in Appalachia" project. This article is about the writer’s . . .

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May 18, 2019

Obamacare’s positive effects on WV’s opioid crisis

(This is probably the last time you’ll read about this)

A number of sites that cover health care are featuring a just-released study of Obamacare’s effects on the West Virginia’s opioid crisis. For example, Vox reported earlier today:

Obamacare’s Medicaid expansion is helping fight West Virginia’s opioid epidemic

It begins:

A growing body of research . . .

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April 03, 2019

The Trump administration had done next to nothing about the opioid epidemic

And our local “newspapers” have said nothing about it

Earlier today I googled “Trump response to the opioid epidemic” under “news.” (Go ahead and see what comes up.) At 5 PM a Vox article topped the list. The headline:

Trump’s pathetic response to the opioid epidemic

And the sub-headline:

The consensus from experts and advocates: “a lot of talk, little . . .

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January 23, 2018

Is President Trump serious about dealing with America’s opioid crisis?

In case you missed it, he’s put Kellyanne Conway in charge

As the New York Times recently described:

Kellyanne Conway, counselor to President Trump, has no public health background, a reputation for bending the truth, and a knack for generating government ethics complaints. Yet Ms. Conway does have the ear of the president.

Despite her resume, Attorney General Jeff . . .

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December 02, 2017

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