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Resource ID: #27742
Subject: Drugs
Source: The Charleston Gazette-Mail
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Date: Dec. 18-19, May 23

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The Gazette-Mail tracked the deluge of prescription opioids into West Virginia, following them to individual counties, pharmacies and families. The newspaper's investigation found that drug distributors shipped 780 million hydrocodone and oxycodone pills to West Virginia in just six years, a period when 1,728 people fatally overdosed on those two painkillers.

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