Rep. McKinley: Trump Delivers on Promises to American People

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U.S. Representative David McKinley P.E. (R-W.Va.) issued the following statement on President Trump’s State of the Union address tonight: “Even while facing constant attacks, President Trump has kept his promises to the American people. He has strengthened the economy, negotiated improved trade deals, lowered the cost of prescription drugs, and built a safer and better country for our children and...

McKinley, Kaptur Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Ensure Settlements Are Used to Address Opioid Crisis

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U.S. Representatives David B. McKinley, P.E., (R-W.Va.) and Marcy Kaptur (D-Ohio) introduced bipartisan legislation aimed at ensuring the funds that states receive from opioid settlements are used to fight the epidemic and are focused towards treatment, prevention, education, and enforcement. The Opioid Settlement Accountability Act (H.R.5242) would ensure funds from opioid related settlements are...

Representatives McKinley and Sewell Introduce Legislation to Expand Access to Non-Opioid Alternatives

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U.S. Reps. David McKinley (WV-01) and Terri Sewell (AL-07) introduced the Non-Opioids Prevent Addiction in the Nation (NOPAIN) Act today, legislation to help address barriers to non-opioid pain management for seniors enrolled in Medicare, thereby helping stem the opioid epidemic across the nation. Specifically, the bill would address payment disincentives for practitioners to prescribe non-opioid ...

One Year Ago, Unprecedented Opioid Legislation Became Law

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WASHINGTON, D.C. —Today marks the first anniversary of President Donald Trump signing the SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act (H.R. 6), into law. The bipartisan bill was a response to the opioid epidemic that is devastating communities across West Virginia and the nation. The SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act (H.R. 6) was the product of significant bipartisan work on both sides of the ...

ICYMI: McKinley, Walden, and Guthrie Press Administration, Opioid Distributors for Update on Report Recommendations

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Energy and Commerce Republican Leader Greg Walden (R-OR), Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee Republican Leader Brett Guthrie (R-KY), and Rep. David McKinley (R-WV) are pressing the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and top opioid distributors for an update on recommendations of the report, Red Flags and Warning Signs Ignored: Opioid Distribution and Enforcement Concerns in West Virgini...

Congressman McKinley visits St. Joseph Recovery Center-WTAP

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Congressman David McKinley stopped by St. Joseph Recovery Center in Parkersburg to discuss the opioid crisis in West Virginia. St. Joseph Recovery Center opened back in May. Congressman McKinley wanted to find out if the program is doing anything differently than other programs and if they are successful. "What do we need to do about mental health to be able to help out on something like this beca...

WV Receives More Than $2M to Improve Treatment for Substance Use Disorder

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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) today announced that West Virginia will be one of 15 states to receive a grant to increase the treatment capacity of Medicaid providers and to provide better treatment for substance use disorder (SUD). The West Virginia Bureau for Medical Services will receive $2,204,124 in federal funding to do an assessment of West Virginia's SUD treatment needs...

West Virginia congressman wants a piece of big pharma-WTOV

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The state of Oklahoma recently won a lawsuit against Johnson and Johnson, arguing the company helped fuel the state's drug problem. The state will receive $572 million as part of the settlement. Now, West Virginia Congressman David McKinley is trying to find ways for West Virginia to get some compensation after the state has been hit hard with opioid addiction. To read more click here

$28 million targeted for West Virginia opioid prevention-The Cumberland News and Times

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The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced that West Virginia will receive $28,027,511 as part of its State Opioid Response grants program. The funds will be used for prevention and treatment efforts throughout the state. “Over the last several years we’ve heard constantly from medical professionals, law enforcement and others on the front lines of this crisis that we need more res...

West Virginia Receives More Than $28M In Federal Opioid Funding

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The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced today that West Virginia would receive $28,027,511 as part of its State Opioid Response grants program. The funds will be used for prevention and treatment efforts in communities throughout the Mountain State. "Over the last several years we've heard constantly from medical professionals, law enforcement, and others on the front line...

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