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W.Va. Leads In Drug Deaths

Highest rate in the nation for overdoses rose 600 percent

October 8, 2013

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia leads the nation in the rate of fatal drug overdoses, and a report released Monday says that rate is now six times higher than it was about a decade ago....

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Highland

Oct-08-13 7:17 PM

The left is all for natural selection until their constituency starts killing themselves off.

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daWraith

Oct-08-13 5:33 PM

CroakingSmoker, WV gets $1.82 in Federal aid for every $1 paid in Federal Taxes.

How Freakin' much is ENOUGH for income redistribution???

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acousticportal

Oct-08-13 1:11 PM

I pray that none of you are affected by this scurge.

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JackP17

Oct-08-13 12:12 PM

Keep up the good work. At the current death rate, it won't take long for all of the druggies to kill themselves leaving the State of WV with no further drug abuse problems.

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ShempH

Oct-08-13 11:00 AM

48,49 or 50 in rank what does it matter, it's still at the top or bottom depending depending on how you want to look at it.

Take a walk through Walmart in Moundsville, the answer to all your questions.

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Beaverhausen

Oct-08-13 10:41 AM

The doctors around where I live wouldn't give out a painkiller if you had a severed arm. Where, ezactly, are these prescribing doctors?

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daWraith

Oct-08-13 10:28 AM

Coughy guess again putz, ole Mis is bad but WV is the baddest of the bad in the categories I have listed.

Oxy is just more gas to the funeral pyre. RIP WV.

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mikeyd

Oct-08-13 8:16 AM

if people want to kill themselves let them do it.how many are buying their drugs with welfare money supplied by the state[taxpayers really]?are you drug testing these people for their paychecks?

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Wvcoffee

Oct-08-13 8:15 AM

daWranged is wrong again. You can't discount ****** Mississippi and Louisiana.

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VincentVega

Oct-08-13 8:09 AM

HAVE THEY NO SHAME?

Some West Virginia House of Delegate Members spend their time between free meals and drinks, introducing self-serving legislation to boost their chances for re-election. All the while, neglecting the responsibility to remove our state from leading the nation in self-inflicted tragedy.

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daWraith

Oct-08-13 5:40 AM

No Surprises here.

Most depressed state in the USA.

Worst Mental Health in the USA.

Perennial Worst state to live int he USA "winner".

Highest diabetes rate in the USA.

Most Overweight in the USA.

Highest Smoking Rate in the USA.

What ELSE could possibly go wrong??

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