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Herring launches new effort to prevent heroin, opioid abuse

Attorney General Mark R. Herring announced Tuesday that he is launching a coordinated effort this fall to prevent overdose deaths.

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DVDs of “Heroin: The Hardest Hit” now available

DVDs of “Heroin: The Hardest Hit,” an award-winning documentary on the impact of heroin and prescription drugs, are now available.

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Heroin documentary honored by Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts

“Heroin: The Hardest Hit” has been honored with two Communicator Awards of Excellence by the Academy of Interactive & Visual Arts.

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Herring recognized for efforts to combat heroin, opioid abuse

Attorney General Mark R. Herring was recognized by the McShin Foundation for his efforts to combat heroin and prescription opioid abuse in Virginia.

HHS awards $94 million to help treat prescription opioid, heroin abuse

Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell announced $94 million in Affordable Care Act funding to 271 health centers.

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Herring praises Senate passage of heroin, prescription drug bill

Attorney General Mark R. Herring issued the following statement praising the Senate’s passage of the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act.


General Assembly fails to hold heroin dealers, traffickers accountable

The General Assembly will fail to pass a needed law to hold heroin dealers and traffickers and other drug dealers accountable when their deadly drugs result in a fatal overdose.

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VCU study: Heroin, prescription painkiller overdoses kill two Virginians every day

Nearly 80 percent of the almost 1,000 fatal drug overdoses in Virginia in 2014 involved prescription painkillers or heroin.

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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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Herring reports progress, continuing crisis at one-year mark of heroin, prescription drug abuse prevention plan

As part of his continuing efforts to address a troubling rise in heroin and prescription drug overdose fatalities in the Commonwealth, Attorney General Mark Herring reported in on milestones in the first year of his Five Point Plan to Combat Heroin and Prescription Drug Abuse.

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Virginia joining multistate task force to combat heroin crisis

Attorney General Mark Herring announced today that Virginia has joined the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic Heroin Task Force (NEMA-HTF), a first-of-its kind task force that fosters cross-state collaboration and leverages resources to combat heroin distribution and the associated rise in heroin overdose fatalities.

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New heroin, prescription drug overdose reduction laws take effect today

New legislation will take effect in Virginia today, including a trio of bills from Attorney General Mark R. Herring to address Virginia’s heroin and prescription drug overdose crisis.


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.


General Assembly advances heroin, prescription drug legislative package

Earlier today, the House of Delegates passed the final piece of Attorney General Mark R. Herring’s bipartisan package of heroin and prescription drug legislation, HB1500 to allow safe reporting of overdoses in progress, meaning that all four bills have now passed their chamber in the General Assembly.

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Herring, legislators introduce bills to reduce heroin, prescription drug fatalities

In response to a statewide spike in heroin and prescription drug overdose fatalities, Attorney General Mark Herring and a bipartisan group of Virginia legislators have introduced legislation to hold drug dealers accountable.