Congress should act on opioid plan


Despite years of lip service from the federal government about the importance of fighting the opioid epidemic that has ravaged not just West Virginia but populations across the country, little effort has been put toward making a real difference.

Lawmakers are trying their best to change that, as evidenced by the nonpartisan group that has reintroduced the Non-Opioids Prevent Addiction in the Nation Act, which would expand access to and use of non-opioid pain management tools.