Drugs


FILE- A cannibis plant that is close to harvest grows in a grow room at the Greenleaf Medical Cannabis facility in Richmond, Va., June 17, 2021. (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)
Democrats Renew Push for Biden to Decriminalize Weed, an Idea Virginians Overwhelmingly Support.

Most Virginians want legal weed and so do seven in 10 Americans. It’s about as popular an idea as exists in modern politics, with majorities of virtually every demographic supporting legalization. 

Rep. Abigail Spanberger, D-Va., gestures during a rally for Democratic gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe in Richmond, Va., Friday, Oct. 15, 2021. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
OxyContin: The Opioid That Changed America

A bill from Rep. Abigail Spanberger aims to combat skyrocketing rates of substance use disorder and addiction.

From Addicted To Advocate: Virginia Mom Shares Story, Hope With Others

Looking from the outside, it’s easy to imagine she’s experienced rainbows and sunshine every day of her existence. Her reality, just five years ago, couldn’t have been further from the truth. 

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Richmond Has a Marijuana Dispensary. How Does It Work?

RICHMOND-Green Leaf Medical first opened its doors three weeks ago.

FILE- In this July 10, 2018, file photo bottles of medicine ride on a belt at a mail-in pharmacy warehouse in Florence, N.J. Drug companies are still raising prices for brand-name prescription medicines, just not as often or by as much as they used to, according to an Associated Press analysis. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)
We Need Transparent Drug Prices, Virginia Lawmakers Say

RICHMOND- One vial of insulin costs between $3 to $6 to manufacture.

FILE- In this July 10, 2018, file photo bottles of medicine ride on a belt at a mail-in pharmacy warehouse in Florence, N.J. Drug companies are still raising prices for brand-name prescription medicines, just not as often or by as much as they used to, according to an Associated Press analysis. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)
Helping Hands: Richmond Nonprofit Connects Clinics With Needed Medicine

RICHMOND - Ever walked away from the pharmacy without the medication prescribed to you?

FILE - This Tuesday, April 7, 2020 file photo shows a bottle of hydroxychloroquine tablets in Texas City, Texas. On Friday, April 24, 2020, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warned doctors against prescribing the malaria drug to treat COVID-19 outside of hospitals or research settings. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
Whistleblower: I Was Fired Over Warnings About Hydroxychloroquine

Dr. Rick Bright alleges he was reassigned to a lesser role because he resisted political pressure to allow widespread use of hydroxychloroquine, a malaria drug favored by President Trump.