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Health economist: Opioids cost community $3.3B in damages

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A Harvard health economist has testified that prescription opioids have caused an estimated $3.3 billion in damages in a West Virginia community. Thomas McGuire is a professor of health economics at Harvard Medical School. The Herald-Dispatch reports he testified Thursday in a civil trial in which Cabell County and the city of Huntington accuse three drug distributors of fueling the opioid epidemic.
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Two new COVID deaths reported in West Virginia, 71 virus cases

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WCHS) — West Virginia health officials reported two new coronavirus-related deaths and 71 virus cases since the last update. The state Department of Health and Human Resources in a news release Thursday confirmed the deaths of a 56-year-old man from Barbour County and a 68-year-old woman from Raleigh County.

Free rabies vaccination clinic to be held Thursday

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WCHS) — A free rabies clinic will be held Thursday for cats and dogs in the Charleston area. One hundred free rabies shots will available at a clinic put on by the city of Charleston and Fix Charleston, according to a news release from the city. The clinic will be located at the Patrick Street Plaza from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Death of 44-year-old man brings Kanawha County's COVID death total to 318

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WCHS) — Kanawha County health officials said a 44-year-old man has died from coronavirus-related causes. The Kanawha-Charleston Health Department confirmed the death Wednesday in a news release, bringing the county’s death total from the pandemic to 318. Health officials said the number of virus cases in the county...
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DHHR reports only a few new COVID-19 cases, deaths in latest numbers

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The state Department of Health and Human Resources reported 71 new COVID-19 cases and two additional deaths in information released Thursday. There are now 2,521 active cases. Total deaths are now at 2,863. The two additional deaths were that of a 68-year-old woman from Raleigh County and 56-year-old man from Barbour County.
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Non-profit that helps pediatric cancer families receives state grant

HURRICANE, W.Va. (WSAZ) - A non-profit organization that focuses on helping families and youngsters battling childhood cancer has received a state grant to help fund their mission. “(The grant is to) provide patient navigation services, which is something I’ve wanted to do for 10 years or more but we could...