opioid crisis

(Matt Demlein, WRVA)
AP News
October 31, 2019 - 2:42 pm
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia's attorney general has filed a new lawsuit over the opioid crisis, even as the top lawyers in some states are pushing to settle claims over powerful prescription painkillers. Mark Herring filed a lawsuit Thursday against Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, saying it and a...
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Attorneys Linda Singer and Mark Lanier hug outside the U.S. Federal courthouse, Monday, Oct. 21, 2019, in Cleveland. Both Singer and Lanier are the plaintiffs attorneys.   (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
(AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
WRVA News
October 21, 2019 - 11:51 am
By JULIE CARR SMYTH and GEOFF MULVIHILL Associated Press CLEVELAND (AP) — The nation's three biggest drug distributors and a major drugmaker reached a $260 million settlement with two Ohio counties over the deadly havoc wreaked by opioids, just hours before the first federal trial over the crisis...
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Opioid deaths projected to fall slightly in Virginia.(Dreamstime)
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December 17, 2018 - 12:34 pm
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Opioid-related deaths in Virginia are set to fall slightly this year compared to the year before. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports that the Virginia Medical Examiner's Office predicts there will be 1,175 deaths due to opioid overdoses this year. That's down from 1,230 in...
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September 24, 2018 - 2:27 pm
Richmond, VA. (WRVA) - The Commonwealth of Virginia getting more funds to fight the opioid epidemic. The Governor's office released the following statement: Governor Ralph Northam announced that Virginia was awarded $15,809,989 in a State Opioid Response (SOR) grant from the U.S. Substance Abuse...
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