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Kaine, colleagues ask health insurance companies to play bigger role in fighting opioid crisis

U.S. Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA) joined a group of Senators in asking the nation’s top health insurers to play a bigger role in combating the opioid crisis.

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Virginia selected for National Governor’s Association project to combat opioid crisis

The National Governor’s Association has selected Virginia to participate in a learning lab on state strategies for addressing infectious diseases related to substance use.

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Kaine joins colleagues in Senate bill expanding funding to fight opioid crisis

U.S. Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA) joined Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) to introduce the Opioid Response Enhancement Act to help states better fight the opioid epidemic that has put a strain on communities in Virginia and across the country.

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Data shows Virginia opioid prescription volume trending downward

New analysis shows that opioid prescribing volumes in Virginia declined considerably during a two-year period spanning 2015-2016. This is an encouraging development at a time when law enforcement officials, elected leaders and many other stakeholders are working to combat the opioid crisis.

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Elevate Addiction Services responds to Trump opioid crisis call to action

The opioid crisis here in the United States is nothing new. In fact, it was one of the major issues that played a role in the 2016 election that saw Donald Trump rise to President of the United States.

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Northam, Herring, Fairfax to Trump: Declare opioid crisis national emergency

Ralph Northam, Attorney General Mark Herring, and Justin Fairfax wrote to President Trump asking him to declare the opioid crisis a national emergency.

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Rescue medication for opioid overdoses available

In November, State Health Commissioner Marissa J. Levine, MD, MPH, FAAFP, declared the Virginia opioid crisis a Public Health Emergency.

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Community services boards, local health departments provide rescue medication for opioid overdoses

In November 2016, State Health Commissioner Marissa J. Levine declared the Virginia opioid crisis a public health emergency.