W. Va. pill addiction hotline in peril

The West Virginia Prescription Drug Abuse Quitline, a hotline that helps West Virginians find treatment for prescription drug abuse, may be forced to shut down due to funding issues, according to this article in the Charleston Gazette. The free and confidential hot line, which was launched in September 2008 with the help of $1 million from a lawsuit against OxyContin manufacturer Purdue Pharma, will require an additional $156,000 a year to remain active in a state where nearly 400 people die annually at the hands of prescription drugs, the article says.

About Erin Marie Daly

I’m a freelance journalist based in San Francisco. My book on prescription drug and heroin addiction was published in August 2014 by Counterpoint Press.
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