Top State Health Official Discusses Opioid Crisis As He Prepares To Leave Post

Oct 15, 2018

Credit West Virginia Public Broadcasting

On this West Virginia Monring, the nation’s opioid crisis hit first and hardest in the Ohio Valley. West Virginia, in particular, has suffered some of the highest rates of addiction and overdose deaths in the country. As the state’s public health commissioner, Dr. Rahul Gupta has been the point person in the state’s fight against the epidemic. After three years in that position, Gupta is leaving next month.  
The Ohio Valley ReSource's Aaron Payne spoke with Gupta about his time at the center of the opioid crisis.

Also on today's show, President Donald Trump brought his weeklong, multi-state political stumping for GOP congressional candidates to Kentucky Saturday night with a rally at Eastern Kentucky University. WEKU’s Stu Johnson has more.