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

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BRIDGEPORT, August 29, 2019 | comments

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 congressman met Wednesday with administrators and health-care providers at United Hospital Center for a roundtable discussion to gather more information on what is needed to reduce the number of opioids entering communities in the state and across the nation.

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