Author: Camren Gandee and Julia Manley

Did 780 Million Opioid Pills, Or 421 Pills For Every Resident, Flow Into West Virginia? Basically, Yes.

The opioid epidemic has raged across the United States in recent years, but it has affected West Virginia more severely than most states. In 2018, the most recent year for which data is available, West Virginia ranked second only to Vermont in per capita overdose deaths from heroin and first in deaths from synthetic opioids. […]

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