WVU Roundtable Addresses Health Concerns of Kids Displaced by Drug Epidemic | School of Medicine | West Virginia University

As the drug epidemic continues in West Virginia, physicians, educators, legislators and more are making sure children are not forgotten.

Source: WVU in the News: Roundtable Addresses Health Concerns of Kids Displaced by Drug Epidemic | School of Medicine | West Virginia University

The opioid epidemic is finally a national emergency – eight years too late

Erin Winstanley, Ph.D., WVCTSI recruited scientist and associate professor in the WVU School of Pharmacy Department of Pharmaceutical Systems and Policy, recently contributed a piece to the Conversation focusing on the opioid epidemic in America. In “The Opioid Epidemic is Finally a National Emergency – Eight Years too Late,” Winstanley examines the severity of the opioid epidemic in America and the need to expand access to treatment:

On August 10, President Trump declared the opioid epidemic a national emergency. But we need to do a lot more to prevent this crisis from escalating even further.

Source: The opioid epidemic is finally a national emergency – eight years too late

Medical community alters approach to treatment of chronic pain | Free | theet.com

Richard Vaglienti

CLARKSBURG — The medical profession has had to change its approach to treatment of chronic pain since the start of the opioid epidemic in West Virginia. West Virginia University Medicine’s director of outpatient pain services Dr. Richard Vaglienti said this center is trying to get people away from thinking that a pill is the only answer.

Source: Medical community alters approach to treatment of chronic pain | Free | theet.com