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Documentary to raise awareness of heroin, prescription drug epidemic

Attorney General Mark R. Herring is premiering Heroin: The Hardest Hit, a powerful documentary about the danger of heroin and prescription drugs and their impact on Virginia families and communities.


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Kaine introduces bill to help prevent heroin, prescription drug overdoses

U.S. Senators Tim Kaine (D-VA), Edward J. Markey (D-MA), and Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) introduced the Opioid Overdose Reduction Act to protect first responders, health professionals and family members who are educated in administering an opioid overdose prevention drug, such as naloxone (also known as Narcan) in an emergency situation of overdose.


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Sen. Tim Kaine introduces bill to allow Medicare to negotiate price of prescription drugs

U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Budget and Aging Committees, joined U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar and four other colleagues to introduce the Medicare Prescription Drug Price Negotiation Act.


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Task Force on Prescription Drug and Heroin Abuse holds first meeting

The Governor’s Task Force on Prescription Drug and Heroin Abuse met Wednesday to recommend steps to address a growing epidemic of prescription opioid and heroin abuse in Virginia.


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McAuliffe, Herring announce agenda for Virginia Heroin and Prescription Drug Summit

Governor Terry McAuliffe and Attorney General Mark Herring today released the agenda for the Virginia Heroin and Prescription Drug Summit, to be held on October 2 in Charlottesville.


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Leaders applaud McAuliffe efforts to curtail prescription drug, heroin abuse in Virginia

Governor Terry McAuliffe on Friday signed Executive Order 29 establishing the Governor’s Task Force on Prescription Drug and Heroin Abuse.


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Kaine joins McAuliffe in announcing Virginia drug abuse task force

U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine joined Gov. Terry McAuliffe, Secretary of Health and Human Resources Bill Hazel and Secretary of Public Safety Brian Moran to announce the creation of a Prescription Drug and Heroin Abuse Task Force.


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McAuliffe establishes Governor’s Task Force on Prescription Drug and Heroin Abuse

Governor Terry McAuliffe today signed Executive Order 29 establishing the Governor’s Task Force on Prescription Drug and Heroin Abuse.


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Sen. Tim Kaine comments on McAuliffe healthcare plan

Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine released the following statement on Governor Terry McAuliffe’s “A Healthy Virginia” plan and initiatives announced by Attorney General Mark Herring to combat drug abuse in the Commonwealth.


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Herring launches heroin, prescription drug abuse strategy

Attorney General Mark Herring today announced a series of initiatives to combat a recent rise in fatal overdoses of heroin and prescription opiates.