“Particularly those who are predisposed to or are already dealing with anxiety issues, it only can make it worse. Because it all of a sudden brings in the very real fear that this can happen again,” said Trestman.
Walmart and CVS Pharmacy have settled with the state of West Virginia for a combined total of $147 million in a lawsuit over the companies’ roles in contributing to the oversupply of prescription drugs that fueled the opioid epidemic in the country’s most impacted state, Attorney General Patrick Morrisey announced Tuesday.
Drug overdoses are now the number one cause of accidental death among young adults. And here in western Virginia, professionals on the front lines of substance abuse prevention are also sounding the alarm.
Tuesday afternoon, WDBJ7 spoke with the Executive Director of the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute about the Cancer Moonshot, including the potential for real progress and the opportunities for researchers here in western Virginia.