Tag: opioids


Report: Longer-term opioid prescribing increases time away from work for injured workers

Longer-term prescribing of opioids causes substantially longer duration of temporary disability among workers with work-related low back injuries, according to a new study from the Workers Compensation Research Institute.


Community forum on opioids set for Sept. 28

A regional forum for parents and community members on the dangers of opioids is set for Sept. 28 at Waynesboro High School.

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Study: UVA slashes opioid use while improving pain scores

A study of more than 100,000 surgical cases at UVA Health System found patients’ pain scores improved even as doctors gave fewer opioids.

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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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Kaine urges FDA to approve mandatory prescriber training on opioids

Sen. Tim Kaine is calling on the FDA to implement committee recommendations to approve mandatory training for prescribers of opioids.