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W.Va. Pharmacies Dispensed 31M Fewer Controlled Substances in 2017

Hydrocodone pills
Toby Talbot
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AP

A West Virginia board report says state pharmacies dispensed 31 million fewer controlled substances last year, a trend the board's acting chief says is due to heightened awareness about prescription medication overdose deaths. The Charleston Gazette-Mail reports the decline was the sharpest in a single year since the state started tracking powerful medications.


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