Healthcare

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....

26 students shot in Richmond this year

Twenty-six Richmond Public Schools students were shot this past school year, NBC12 reports, and two lost their lives. That's more than one...

Drug companies flooded Norton, Va. with 306 pain pills per person each year. The results were catastrophic.

Two Virginia cities received the most opioid pain pills per capita in the nation between 2006 and 2012, according to a new...

What the Trump administration’s latest attack on reproductive rights means for Virginia

The Trump administration announced this week that family planning clinics that receive taxpayer funding under the Title X program must stop referring...

Even without citizenship question, Virginia health programs could suffer from census miscount

President Trump's abrupt decision to drop the citizenship question from the 2020 census is a relief for those who rely on census...

Virginians waiting for GOP action on drug costs

A majority of Virginians (55%) want the government to address healthcare costs, according to a recent survey. In particular, Virginians want lawmakers to focus...

78% of Virginians worried about affording healthcare in the future

More than half (55%) of Virginians have had trouble affording health care in the last year, and 78% are worried about affording...

Support for abortion access reaches highest level in 24 years

Support for legal abortion has reached its highest level in more than 20 years, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll,...

What repeal of the Affordable Care Act would mean for Virginia

A federal appeals court panel heard arguments Tuesday on whether an earlier decision to strike down the entire Affordable Care Act from...

Virginia Medicaid outlines strategy to eliminate racial disparity in maternal mortality by 2025

Black women are roughly three times more likely than white women to suffer a pregnancy-related death; a disparity that Gov. Ralph Northam...

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