West Virginia University students form task force for educating peers on dangers of fentanyl

A group of students at West Virginia University has created a task force that aims to educate their fellow students about the dangers of the synthetic opioid fentanyl.

The Mountaineer Fentanyl Education Task Force also aims to connect students with available resources and deliver strategic messaging to prevent usage of the drug, according to a release from the office of United States Attorney William Ihlenfeld, of the Northern District of West Virginia.

“These young leaders have seen the harm caused by fentanyl and they’ve decided to do something about it,” Ihlenfeld said. “They are bright, they are passionate, and they care deeply about their classmates.”   Read more.