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13M Fewer Hydrocodone Pills Dispensed Statewide Last Year

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – West Virginia pharmacies are dispensing significantly fewer doses of the state’s most popular prescription painkiller, hydrocodone. The Charleston Gazette-Mail reports that according to new data from the state’s Controlled Substance Monitoring Program, the number of prescribed hydrocodone products dropped by nearly 13 million tablets last year. The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration… Read More

A statue of John Marshall on the campus of Marshall University

Marshall Hosting Science Programs Next Month for Grades 3-9

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HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) – Children in third through ninth grades can take part in the West Virginia Science Adventures program next month. Marshall University’s Sustainability Department and College of Education are working together to host the two sessions, on Sunday and again April 10. Sessions will be taught through green sustainability concepts and nature-based activities…. Read More

Hefty Price Tag for Replacing Ohio’s Background Check System

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine’s proposed replacement of the state’s computerized criminal background check system comes with a hefty price tag. The Columbus Dispatch reports five bids ranging from $5.97 million to $17.72 million have been submitted to replace the hardware and software of the Bureau of Criminal Investigation’s system. It… Read More