Opioid Crisis

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A year after a lawmakers made it possible for localities to set up needle exchanges, only one program is up and running.

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The opioid crisis has touched every corner and demographic of Virginia.

Ralph Northam has been using his roles both as governor and as a pediatric neurologist to talk about it.

Senate Takes Action on Opioid Legislation

Sep 21, 2018
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This week the Senate overwhelmingly passed a bill focused on stemming the opioid crisis that’s raging in Virginia and across the nation.

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The opioid crisis continues to claim hundreds of lives in Virginia every year, and lawmakers are still trying to figure out how to get a handle on the problem.

A best-selling author from Roanoke has again put her journalism skills to work on a true story that reads like a novel.  Former Roanoke Times Reporter, Beth Macy, wrote “Factory Man” and “True Vine.”  Now, she’s out with her third book, this one, about the opioid crisis and its origins here in Virginia. It’s called “Dopesick.”