Overdose deaths declined in 2018 in the commonwealth, but experts project a record number of drug fatalities by year’s end. Read more


A program to promote safer drug use and other initiatives seek to mitigate the toll of the opioid epidemic in metro Richmond. Read more


A vaccine targeting heroin and fentanyl is undergoing evaluation at Virginia Commonwealth University. Read more


Overdose drug deaths are projected to decline in Virginia in 2018 for the first time since 2012. Read more


The tragic loss of a son to opioids has a VCU oral surgeon advocating for change in how doctors administer painkillers, plus more of the week's health news. Read more


Drug overdoses continue to rise in Virginia — but at a slower rate, plus more of the week's health news. Read more


A family of users wrestles with the opioid epidemic. Read more


A federal agency that provided $80 million this fiscal year in research funding to VCU faces a 19 percent cut in its budget, plus the week's health news. Read more

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Fueled by an influx of illicit fentanyl, drug overdose deaths spiked in Virginia in 2016, plus the week's health and medicine news. Read more


A VCU poll shows Virginians favor treatment over incarceration for drug addicts, Top Docs voting is now open, plus the week's health news. Read more


Virginia seeks to roll back an opioid addiction tsunami, plus the week's health news. Read more


Richmond’s only all-abilities park celebrates a successful first year, plus other health and medicine news of the week Read more

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After months of working together on their sobriety, eight men find hope again Read more

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Raising questions, filling in gaps and extending the Sunday Story dialogue Read more

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Richmond native Jesse Vaughan built a successful career as a director in California. Now he’s using his passion to tell Virginia’s stories. Read more

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Amid an upturn in heroin and prescription drug overdoses and deaths across the state, public health and safety officials gathered Thursday to discuss the scope of a problem that some are calling an epidemic. Read more


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