Virginia health officials have identified a significant increase in fatal drug overdoses between 2015 and 2016.
In the last few years, thousands of Virginians have died after overdosing on opioids. Addiction is affecting every corner in the state.
Curious toddlers find the drugs in a mother’s purse or accidentally dropped on the floor.
Attorney General Mark Herring says the number of people dying in the Commonwealth from opioid abuse is increasing rapidly.
More than 1,000 Virginians died of an opioid overdose last year. Three people die every day in Virginia.
Gov. Terry McAuliffe has signed a set of bills that aim to stem Virginia’s growing opioid epidemic.
The decision was made in response to the state’s ongoing opioid epidemic.
The move closes a major loophole in the global regulation of a substance so lethal it has been used as a chemical weapon.
“We want hospitals, EMTs, your average citizen to use it when they come across an overdose, and they apply the naloxone.”
U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.) stopped at an opioid and methadone treatment facility in Hampton Tuesday morning.
Attorney General launches one-stop shop for heroin/opioid education and prevention.
Officials on Monday declared a public health emergency in the state of Virginia for the opioid addiction crisis.
Local health experts blame the rising numbers on adults being careless about where they leave medication.
Police departments are putting Narcan in the hands of their officers.
Hospital staff and Hampton EMS personnel will train officers on how to use Naloxone.