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The West Virginia Attorney General denied reports that a $34 million settlement is about to be reached with McKesson (MCK), the pharmaceutical wholesaler, over its role in the opioid crisis, The Charleston Gazette-Mail writes. High-ranking state health and public safety officials privately criticized the proposed settlement, saying the company should pay a much higher price. Among the critics was U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin, who is running for re-election against Attorney General Patrick Morrisey.

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  • Acupuncture is a non-invasive medical procedure that induces pain reduction and addiction. Opioids should require to be prescribed with acupuncture. Consult with your local acupuncture physician or acupuncturist.

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