Posts Tagged Opioid Crisis

Gillespie Wants to Use State Funds for Long-Term Addiction Treatment Centers

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Gillespie at a roundtable on addiction treatment in Richmond Wednesday. (Credit: Mallory Noe-Payne)

On the campaign trail, Virginia’s Republican candidate for Governor is talking about how to save taxpayer money, while also tackling the opioid epidemic. Mallory Noe-Payne reports.

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What Would the Senate’s Healthcare Bill Mean for Virginia’s Opioid Epidemic?

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While lawmakers on Capitol Hill are debating health care, Virginia is in the midst of an opioid crisis. So how would the bills currently being debated address that crisis? Michael Pope has the story.

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Shenandoah Valley Program Aims to Share Life-Saving Overdose Drug

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In response to Virginia’s opioid crisis, which the State Health Commissioner declared a “public health emergency” last year, counties across the Commonwealth are stepping up their efforts to wage war against fatal overdoses. A new program in Central Shenandoah makes it easier for locals to stop an overdose in its tracks. Jessie Knadler reports.

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New Fund Looks to Help Stem Tide of Opioid Crisis

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For the record number of people addicted to opiates in Virginia, help is on the way. Michael Pope reports.

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