Posts Tagged Opioid Crisis

Delegate: Strip Searches Needed To Fight Opioids

General Assembly 2018-01Lawmakers in Richmond are considering a number of bills responding to the opioid crisis.

Sheriffs across Virginia are worried that the opioid crisis is coming to a jail near you. That’s why they are asking Delegate Patrick Hope, a Democrat from Arlington, to introduce legislation allowing strip searches of inmates.

Michael Pope reports.

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Virginia Congressional Delegation Weighs In On Opioid Emergency Declaration

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President Donald Trump recently declared the nation’s opioid crisis as a national health emergency. While Republicans are hailing the move, Democrats say it still falls short. Matt Laslo reports.

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Opioid Crisis Costs Virginia About $6 Billion a Year in Lost Productivity

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Virginia’s opioid crisis has a well-known human cost. But what’s the financial cost? A new study shows how much it is hurting our economy. Michael Pope reports.

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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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