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The Attorney General’s Fight Against Substance Abuse

  • The Office teamed up with the WVSSAC, West Virginia Board of Medicine and the West Virginia Physical Therapy Association, among other groups to tackle opioid use in high school athletics.

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  • Our Office partnered with the West Virginia Board of Pharmacy to launch cutting-edge technology to help prescribers and pharmacists reduce opioid overprescription.  
  • The Attorney General formed a partnership with U.S. Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II to prosecute drug trafficking across northern West Virginia. 
  • The Office, in collaboration with groups involved in the pharmaceutical supply chain, developed Best Practices Toolkit – suggested guidelines for prescribing and dispensing opioids - to curb the prescription pill epidemic in West Virginia.
Find out all the ways our office is fighting against substance abuse in West Virginia.

Attorney General’s Best Practices Initiative

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The first-of-its-kind initiative in West Virginia, aimed at eradicating prescription drug abuse by better equipping the state’s prescribers and pharmacists, has garnered broad support from stakeholders across the state and nation.
 
Finalization of the best practices initiative continues the Attorney General’s push to reduce prescription of opioid medication as a first-line therapy option. These drugs, such as Lortab and Vicodin, have characteristics similar to heroin.
 
The Attorney General’s plan provides recommendations to prescribers and pharmacists who prescribe or dispense opioid prescriptions across West Virginia. It is designed to reduce misuse, while preserving legitimate patient access to necessary treatment.
 
Read the Attorney General’s best practices for prescribing opioid drugs at http://bit.ly/2bHACNH  and dispensing opioid drugs at http://bit.ly/2biR9qz. Also, read letters of support from the following groups.

 

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