Symposium on opioid crisis set this week in West Virginia

Top News

ROANOKE, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia University’s School of Public Health is working with partners across the state on a symposium on the opioid epidemic.

Assistant Professor Lindsay Allen says the rate of drug overdose deaths involving opioids doubled between 2010 and 2017. Allen says extra effort is needed to find ways to address the problem.

The symposium on Tuesday and Wednesday is planned to bring together policy administrators, state legislators and researchers. The meeting is at Stonewall Resort in Roanoke. Cost to attend is $75.

Other sponsors include the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine, Marshall University, The Health Plan and the Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation.

(Copyright 2019 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

Copyright 2019 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Top Stories

Raleigh County man creates Christmas Village light display at Grandview Road home

Thumbnail for the video titled "Raleigh County man creates Christmas Village light display at Grandview Road home"

Chosen Road to host annual Hometown Christmas celebration

Thumbnail for the video titled "Chosen Road to host annual Hometown Christmas celebration"

McDowell County town still struggling with water problems

Thumbnail for the video titled "McDowell County town still struggling with water problems"

Dolly Parton's Imagination Library helps child read at young age

Thumbnail for the video titled "Dolly Parton's Imagination Library helps child read at young age"

Fayette County Sheriff's Department receives big donation

Thumbnail for the video titled "Fayette County Sheriff's Department receives big donation"

Indulge in holiday food and wine pairing event

Thumbnail for the video titled "Indulge in holiday food and wine pairing event"