W.Va. law authorizes opioid antidotes at schools

(Associated Press, April 16) Schools in West Virginia will be able to give drugs to students who overdose on opioids without having to first contact parents under a new law approved this week.

The measure passed unanimously by the state Legislature and signed Tuesday by Gov. Jim Justice comes as West Virginia recorded 844 overdose deaths last year, more than 700 involving at least one opioid such as heroin, fentanyl or prescription painkillers. Read more.