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It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s a drone delivering an overdose-rescue drug?

Getting medicine to victims of the opioid epidemic in Virginia is not a problem of drug availability, it's a race against time. That's why Dr. Joseph Ornato and engineering students at Virginia...

After Trump Comments, Some Virginia Pharmacies Say They Can’t Get Malaria Medication

Pharmacies throughout the Commonwealth say they are having a tough time coming across the drug chloroquine, which is commonly used to fight malaria. It was recently mentioned by President Donald Trump as...

Virginia autism bill removes age limit for private insurance coverage

In a move that will help tens of thousands of Virginia families, Gov. Ralph Northam signed legislation Tuesday that massively expands insurance coverage for children with autism. Previously, insurers were...

State Sen. Dunnavant backed health plans that don’t take anyone with pre-existing conditions

Virginia State Sen. Siobhan Dunnavant is always willing to undo regulations for big corporations, a trait that plays well among her conservative base. But her support for bills that allow insurance providers...

This Woman With Stage Four Cancer Had To Give Up Her Pain Medication. Until...

Three hundred dollars was the difference between having health insurance or having to pay out-of-pocket for Sophia Spriull. Sophia was at a chemotherapy treatment for her stage four liver cancer when she...

Virginia “work requirements” for Medicaid threaten thousands of enrollees

Twenty-one thousand, six hundred low-income Virginians will lose their health insurance when the state implements a Republican-backed rule mandating that Medicaid enrollees must either be employed or prove that they are trying...

Candidates on the issues — environment

With the General Assembly elections this November, we’re looking at how candidates in competitive races stand on the issues that matter. Now up: environmental issues. Virginia is no stranger to the...
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Nurse Practitioners can finally practice on their own in Virginia

It's National Nurses Day and the beginning of National Nurses Week, which is a fitting time to honor nurse practitioner Susan Adamson. A nurse practitioner of 26 years, Adamson...

What state Sen. Glen Sturtevant’s ‘no’ vote on Medicaid means

Back in 2015, then state Senate candidate Glen Sturtevant opposed Medicaid expansion, calling it a “non-starter.”  Sturtevant won his race but his opposition to Medicaid expansion is out of...

Republican candidate Tina Freitas wants to ban abortion, compares herself to abolitionists

Tina Freitas, a Republican challenging incumbent state Sen. Emmett Hanger (R-Mount Solon) in Virginia's 24th district, said that she wants to ban abortion, calling it an “abhorrent, barbaric act,” and comparing her...