- Associated Press - Wednesday, March 30, 2016

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin has approved two bills that address West Virginia’s substance abuse problem.

The Charleston Gazette-Mail reports (https://bit.ly/1MRM01m ) that the Democrat signed bills Tuesday dealing with regulation of opioid treatment clinics and availability of life-saving opioid overdose medication.

One measure will regulate Suboxone and methadone clinics, which use medication-based treatment for opioids. It will require clinics to be licensed and to offer counseling.

The other law will make the overdose-reversing drug naloxone, known by the brand name Narcan, available without a prescription. Last year, Tomblin signed a bill letting first responders carry naloxone.

Tomblin introduced the bills, and the Republican-led Legislature passed them.



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Information from: The Charleston Gazette-Mail, https://wvgazettemail.com.

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