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.
The site features specific pages for parents, healthcare providers, law enforcement and those seeking help with addiction.
The Obama administration says it will distribute $53 million to 44 states, including North Carolina, in an effort to curb opioid abuse.
Govorners Bill Haslam and Terry McAuliffe, and Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack, met Thursday to discuss the growing opioid epidemic.
Obama will issue a proposed rule Tuesday, aimed at increasing medication-based treatment.
A training course for Virginia Beach residents at risk for an opioid overdose will take place on April 6.
Sen. Tim Kaine is co-sponsoring legislation that would put tighter restrictions on the VA when it comes to prescribing pain killers.