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

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Best-selling author Beth Macy visits Chesterfield to discuss her book on the origins of the opioid epidemic. Read more

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

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A songwriting project seeks to celebrate recovery and benefits a local nonprofit, plus more of the week's health news. Read more

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

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Benjamin Seeman prefers a conservative, non-narcotic approach to treating patients in chronic pain. Read more

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A partnership based in Chesterfield offers area residents eco-friendly pouches to dispose of unwanted meds. Read more

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Spikes in drug, alcohol and suicide deaths among rural, middle-aged whites have resulted in two years of declining life-expectancy rates in the United States. Read more

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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

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

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Nonfood treats are a safe Halloween alternative for kids with food allergies, plus more of the week's health news. Read more

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

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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

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The U.S. attorney general spoke to law enforcement officials about crime-fighting strategies as protesters gathered outside. Read more

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A Special Olympics Virginia fundraiser features a not-so-polar plunge, and other health and fitness news of the week. Read more

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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

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

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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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