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Expanding the authority of West Virginia’s public health officials to address inappropriate prescribing of pain medications, requiring all first responders to carry naloxone, and supporting programs that help children and families affected by opioid addiction are just some of the recommendations that feature in the new Opioid Response Plan.

The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) submitted its final recommendations for the Opioid Response Plan to Gov. Jim Justice and the West Virginia Legislature following a period of expert study and public input.

Read more about the Opioid Response Plan at www.register-herald.com

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