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...

Legislation ideas emerge from McKinley opioid roundtable with UHC providers in Bridgeport, WV- Exponent telegraph

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Rep. David McKinley, R-W.Va, said he is moving on from writing “strongly worded letters” to government agencies and is now working on legislation to address the opioid epidemic by expanding access to non-opioid pain management. “We’ve been writing letters. … Sometimes strongly worded letters don’t go anywhere. We’ve got to find something that’s more action-oriented,” McKinley said. The congressma...

West Virginia Receives More Than $9M In Federal Opioid Funding

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — West Virginia will receive more than $9 million in federal funding to help address the opioid crisis. The recently announced funds will be used for prevention and treatment efforts in communities in the First District. “We can’t solve this problem overnight, but this funding will help West Virginia respond to this crisis. We must do everything possible to help people in need to ...

McKinley, Dingell Introduce Bill to End Pill Dumping, Bring Accountability to Suspicious Order Shipments

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, U.S. Representatives David B. McKinley P.E. (R-W.Va.) and Debbie Dingell (D- Mich.) introduced the Block, Report and Suspend Suspicious Shipments Act (H.R. 3878) which will require drug manufacturers, distributors and other Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) registrants to not only report but halt suspicious orders. Currently, under the Controlled Substances Act drug m...

McKinley introduces bill to clarify how drug companies handle 'suspicious orders' -Charleston Gazette Mail

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A West Virginia Republican in the U.S. House of Representatives introduced a bill Tuesday to clarify requirements that drug distributors report suspicious orders of controlled substances to law enforcement and block those orders. U.S. Rep. David McKinley and Rep. Debbie Dingell, D-Mich., introduced the ‘‘Block, Report, And Suspend Suspicious Shipments Act of 2019.” Under current law, drug manufac...

WV's McKinley sponsors bipartisan bill to prevent suspicious drug orders

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U.S. Rep. David McKinley, R-W.Va., was a cosponsor on a bill introduced to the House of Representatives Tuesday aimed at curbing suspicious orders of drugs. House Resolution 3878, called the Block, Report and Suspend Suspicious Shipments Act, was also sponsored by Michigan Democrat Debbie Dingell, according to a release from McKinley's office. To read more click here

ICYMI: McKinley Speaks at Axios Event on the Opioid Epidemic

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Representative David McKinley (R-W.Va.) joined Axios Health Care Editor Sam Baker at Axios' "Future of Pain Management" event to talk about the opioid epidemic and the future of pain management including policy changes, investment in new research, and expanded access to non-opioid choices. “I think everyone has to understand, 215 people died yesterday from substance abuse, ...

WTRF: President Trump signs bill that provides funding to battle opioid crisis

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As opioids continue to ravage our state, the country seems to get one step closer finding a solution to this devastating crisis. President Trump signed a 600 page bill to fight the opioid crisis into law on Wednesday. The SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act (or H.R. 6) will provide $8 billion this year to battle the addiction epidemic.

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