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Pharma Firm Seeks to Shield CEO from Questioning in Lawsuit

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – The largest prescription drug distributor in the U.S. is trying to shield its CEO from being deposed in West Virginia’s lawsuit over its opioid epidemic. The Charleston Gazette-Mail reports lawyers for McKesson Corp. filed a motion last week saying “burdening” McKesson CEO John Hammergren with preparing and sitting for the deposition… Read More

Surgeon General Supports Needle Exchanges To Limit Disease From Opioid Crisis

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U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams threw his support behind syringe exchange services as an important tool to address the Ohio Valley’s high risk of needle-borne disease associated with the opioid epidemic. Adams visited Florence, in northern Kentucky, for an event to encourage more people to get trained to administer the overdose-reversal drug naloxone. Dressed in a full,… Read More

Report: Ex-Coal Exec Fails To File Disclosure In Senate Race

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – A report says the former coal executive convicted of violating federal mine safety standards has failed to turn in a required financial disclosure for his U.S. Senate race. The U.S. Senate Office of Public Records told The Charleston Gazette-Mail on Monday there’s no indication Don Blankenship’s disclosure was received by Sunday’s… Read More

Democrats Cite Differences In Final Ohio Governor’s Debate

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MIDDLETOWN, Ohio (AP) – Four Democrats battling for their party’s nomination in the race for Ohio governor are emphasizing their differences ahead of the May 8 primary. Former federal consumer protection chief Richard Cordray pointed to his experience during a Tuesday night debate on Miami University’s Middletown campus, including winning two statewide elections. Former U.S…. Read More