Opioid-ravaged West Virginia looks to $26B deal for help


              Lisa Zappia, chief executive officer of mental health and addiction treatment services provider Prestera Center, speaks during an interview Wednesday, July 21, 2021, at her office in Huntington, W.Va. In one of the epicenters of the U.S. opioid explosion, the nonprofit group really could use some money. Whether from a potential national settlement deal with big U.S. drug distribution companies or from some other source, an infusion of cash would help stem the tide of losses in staffing and other areas in recent years, along with the strain caused by the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/John Raby)
            Lisa Zappia, left,chief executive officer of mental health and addiction treatment services provider Prestera Center, speaks with Prestera addictions counselor Kim Miller Wednesday, July 21, 2021, at the nonprofit group's headquarters in Huntington, W.Va. In one of the epicenters of the U.S. opioid explosion, the nonprofit group really could use some money. Whether from a potential national settlement deal with big U.S. drug distribution companies or from some other source, an infusion of cash would help stem the tide of losses in staffing and other areas in recent years, along with the strain caused by the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/John Raby) Lisa Zappia, chief executive officer of mental health and addiction treatment services provider Prestera Center, speaks during an interview Wednesday, July 21, 2021, at her office in Huntington, W.Va. In one of the epicenters of the U.S. opioid explosion, the nonprofit group really could use some money. Whether from a potential national settlement deal with big U.S. drug distribution companies or from some other source, an infusion of cash would help stem the tide of losses in staffing and other areas in recent years, along with the strain caused by the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/John Raby)