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Fight opioid epidemic with criminal prosecutions & education

West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey announced the rollout of his second "Kids Kick Opioids" public service announcement contest.

"Our last contest was a reminder that some of the youngest victims of the opioid epidemic can be found in classrooms across West Virginia," Attorney General Morrisey said. "By addressing the negative consequences of drug use now, we hope to deter the continued growth of this crisis and provide a better future for these children."

Nearly 900 West Virginians lost their lives to a drug overdose in 2016, many of which were opioid related. Reversing this trend has been a top priority for Attorney General Patrick Morrisey. He has fought the epidemic on multiple fronts with criminal prosecutions, increased funding, civil litigation, multi-state initiatives, new technology, engagement with the faith-based community and education.

Source: Mineral Daily News Tribune on 2018 West Virginia Senate race , Feb 16, 2018

Opioids: we're losing a generation of people to despair

The battle against opioids in West Virginia -- the state with the country's highest rate of fatal overdoses -- is being fought on many fronts.

"What's happening in West Virginia right now is that we're losing a generation of people to despair," said Patrick Morrisey, West Virginia's attorney general.

In the last five months Morrisey has implemented new statewide prescription guidelines. He's moved forward with a lawsuit he inherited from his predecessor against eleven major drug distributors.

But the fight against opioids in West Virginia is complex, as one look at Morrisey's career path makes plain [because as a private lawyer, he lobbied for pharmaceutical distributors].

Source: CBS News on 2018 West Virginia Senate race , Jun 2, 2016

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