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Tues. July 11, 2017 Hinton News - 7 m The Lewisburg Literary Festival produced the documentary RATS, Stamos". More recent digital is pleased to welcome award inspired by Robert Sullivan's New projects include "Connected", the winning and Academy Award York Times best-selling book, and first long-form series for AOL, and nominated writer, director and served as Executive Producer of The Smartish, an upcoming premium producer Morgan Spurlock to the Pistol Shrimps, Vlogumentary and branded content channel for mainstage on Saturday, Aug. 5, at the Oscar shortlisted featureMaker.tv (Maker Studios). 1:00 p.m. at Carnegie Hall. documentary The Eagle Huntress. Spurlock is also a co-founder of This event is free and open to the He is currently co-writing, directing the short-film content marketing public. Seating is limited. Tickets and producing the untitled film studio Cinelan where he recently are available through the about Hollywood Superagent Sue' produced the groundbreaking series Greenbrier County CVB by phone at Mengers based on Brian Kellow's "WE THE ECONOMY: 20 Short 888:716-5082 or in person at 905 best-selling biography Can I Go Films You Can't Afford to Miss." Washington Street West in Now: The Life of Sue Mengers, Now in its sixth year, the Lewisburg. For additionalHollywood's Superagent. In Lewisburg Literary Festival is a information, visitlewis.burgDecember, Spurlock's company two-daycelebrationofbooks, writers literaryfestival.com Warrior Poet~ announced a and the arts, focusing on promoting Spurlock is CEO & founder of full-" partnership with Indiegogo to hel]~ reading and literacy. All events are service New York based production produce crowd funded films, starting underwritten by local sponsors. This studio Warrior Poets. His first film, with the feature length year's festivalwill take place onAug. Super Size Me, premiered at the documentary We Believein 4 and 5. Sundance Film Festival in 2004, Dinosaurs. This event is free and open to the winning BestDirectinghonors. The In addition to his film and public. Seating is limited. Tickets film went on to win the inaugural television work, Spurlo has been on are available through the Greenbrier County CVB by phone at Writers Guild of America Bestthe forefront of digital content Documentary Screenplay award as creation as Warrior Poets led Hulu's well as garner an Academy Award push into original programming nomination for Best Feature with their first series, "A Day in the Documentary. Since then he has Life", and helped ignite Yahoo's directed, produced and distributed original content strategy producing multiple film, television and digital three separate series over the last projects, few years, including "Failure Club", Spurlock recently directed and Mansome and "Losing it with John 888-716-5082 or in person at 905 Washington Street West in Lewisburg. For additional information about this and other events, visit lewisburgl iteraryf estival.com. Capito, Bipartisan Group of Senators Urge Defense Department to Explore Efforts to Reduce Prescription Drug Costs in TRICARE "Because the FY2017 NDAA requires the pilot to begin on October 1, "2017, we urge you to act quickly toconsider the pilot program. In addition to reducing costs to the TRICARE program, this pilot will help small businesses contribute back to their local economies and will help to sustain the pharmacy benefit upon which our deserving military veterans and families rely," Currently, all TRICARE beneficiaries must get non-generic medications from a military treatment facility (MTF) or through mail order, but have no option to visit a pharmacy in person. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) joined a bipartisan group of senators in sending a letter to Secretary of Defense James Mattis--asking him for timely consideration of a pilot program to improve access and reduce the costs of prescription drugs in the TRICARE program, which serves active duty military personnel, National Guard, reservists, retired service members and their families. 'T~e believe the TRICARE Acquisition Cost Parity Pilot Program for Retail Pharmacy is a sensible approach to reducing prescription drug costs in the TRICARE program," the senators wrote in the letter. The pilot program, which was established in the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2017, will allow beneficiaries to get their medications from local pharmacies while preserving access through the existihg MTF and mail order systems, and reduce costs by allowing the Department of Defense (DoD) to purchase non-generic medications at the same lower rate it pays for drugs dispensed through the mail or MTFs. The pilot program will also provide additional options for the families of retired service members, National Guard members and reservists who may not live near an MTF to visit a pharmacy in person to purchase their medications. College not complying With state law, procedures Charleston, WV, June 28, 2017- State officials at the West Virginia Council Community and Technical College Education (Council) are warning former West Virginia Business College (WVBC) students against misleading information recently distributed by the college. WVBC lost its accreditation onApril 10, 2017, leading the Council to revoke its authorization to operate in West Virginia effective June 30. Yesterday, Council officials were notified that West Virginia Business College administrators sent former students messages suggesting they would remain in operation. Further, the college notified spring 2017 students that they must attend an orientation session for the next semester before their transcripts would be released. Students hoping to transfer credits earned at WVBC to an accredited college or university must have an official transcript to do so. "The Council hopes that WVBC will choose to be good stewards of their students, inform them that WVBC is no longer legally allowed to enroll students, and provide transcripts upon request," said Dr. Sarah Armstrong Tucker, Chancellor. "It is unethical for them to withhold those transcripts or require students to attend any such orientation to receive them." The West Virginia Business College lost its accreditation on April is not authorized to continue offering classes in the state of West Virginia," Tucker said. "Their recent actions not only violate their legal standing, but --- most disturbingly --- are irresponsible and harmful to students who are trying to move forward with their lives and education." Earlier today, Council staff sent notice to WVBC that the Attorney General's Office will begin taking legal actions if the college does not cease and desist in all attempts to enroll students. Former WVBC "10, 2017, a requirement to operate students who need help obtaining in the state of West Virginia. After due process and allowing WVBC the opportunity to appeal, the Council withdrew WVBC's operating permit on June 8, 2017, ordering them to halt any and all operations by June 30, 2017. "West Virginia Business College transcripts, transferring to another institution, managing student loan debt or exploring new education or career options are encouraged to contact Council staff for free assistance at 304.558.0265 ext. 6, or by email; to Renee Harvery at harveyCa~vvctcs.org. MANCHIN APPLAUDS DECISION BY Eb DO INTERNATIONAL TO REMOVE OPIOID PAIN:. MEDICATION FROM MARKET Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) applauded Endo International's decision to voluntarily pull its opioid pain medication, Opana ER, from the market. Last month, Senator Manchin and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) asked Endo International to cease selling the medication after determining that the drug's risks outweighed its medical benefits and that it was contributing to the opioid epidemic in West Virginia and across the country. "I'm glad ~t0 see that Endo International has made the responsible choice to remove Opana from the market," Senator Manchin said. "Removing Opana is an important step in combating the country's opioid epidemic that takes the lives of hundreds of West Virginians each year. I've seen firsthand the horrific impact the opioid epidemic is having on West Virginia families and communities. While this is an important step, there is more work to be done to ensure every West Virginia family has access to quality treatment facilities and end this epidemic once and for all." 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