A Day in the Life


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.


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