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A Day in the Life

Published on: Nov 26, 2018


The opioid overdose outbreak in West Virginia has been widely reported, and Beth Toppins, MD is on the front lines of this public health crisis. In mid-August 2016, Cabell County, West Virginia made headlines when public health officials reported 20 opioid overdose cases in a 53-hour period.  In this JAMA Medical News and Perspectives report “A Day in the Life: Facing the Opioid Epidemic in Huntington West Virginia”, Toppins shares stories from a day in her life as medical director of the Emergency Department and Cabell Huntington Hospital in West Virginia.