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Feds Take Aim at Opioid Crisis in Southwest Virginia

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Some of the most remote parts of Southwest Virginia are about to get help in the opioid crisis. That’s because this month, two counties are receiving a new federal designation. Michael Pope has the story.

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Gov. McAullife Signs New Measures to Prevent Addicts from Acquiring Drugs

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In 2014, almost 1,000 people died from opiate overdose in Virginia — and that number is trending upwards, not down. A state task force created a number of proposals to help stem the epidemic, and Governor Terry McAuliffe signed three of those measures into law today. The primary goal? To help prevent addicts from acquiring drugs. Mallory Noe-Payne explains how.

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