Medical marijuana won’t be available in Virginia until mid-2020

Some of the five medical marijuana dispensaries opening in Virginia could be operational by the end of the year, but none will begin distributing product until at least the middle of...

Richmond tackles city’s eviction crisis with new grant

Facing the second-highest eviction rates in the United States, Richmond is taking proactive steps to fight the city’s eviction crisis. Richmond's City Council last week approved a $485,140 grant...

Number of uninsured Americans increases under Trump

The number of uninsured Americans increased in 2018, marking the first increase in the uninsured rate since the Affordable Care Act passed in 2010, with experts laying at least part of the...

UVA Medical Center to change billing and collection policies after scathing report

The University of Virginia Medical Center is reviewing its policy of suing and garnishing wages of patients with outstanding medical bills, after a scathing report from Kaiser Health News revealed the breadth...

Richmond City Council condemns use of conversion therapy

The Richmond City Council condemned the use of “conversion therapy” in the city on Monday, adopting a resolution first proposed by Mayor Levar Stoney. The council unanimously voted to...

Virginia Democrats have plans to address cost of insulin, other drugs

As the price of insulin has skyrocketed in the past decade, diabetics have been forced to ration their insulin, turn to cheaper alternatives, or forego the medication altogether, all of which have...

Pharmacy owned by Del. Chris Jones was among Suffolk’s biggest buyers of opioids

Between 2006 and 2012, pharmaceutical companies flooded the Commonwealth with more than 1.6 billion prescription pain pills, according to a recent analysis by the Washington Post. Nearly 1.5 million...
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Va. health officials confirm three cases of lung illness tied to vaping

The Virginia Department of Health announced Monday that there have been three confirmed cases of severe lung illnesses tied to the use of e-cigarettes, also known as vaping.  The issue...

Chris Jones blocked Medicaid expansion for years, but now claims he “led the fight”...

Del. Chris Jones (R-Suffolk) spent years opposing Medicaid expansion in Virginia. Now, in a new advertisement, he is boasting that he "led the fight to expand Medicaid." Jones,...

Planned Parenthood withdraws from Title X due to Trump administration’s “gag rule”

Planned Parenthood said Monday that it would withdraw from the federal family planning program that provides birth control and reproductive health care to low-income patients around the country rather than comply with...