Virginians Welcome New Restrictions on Opioid Painkillers

After declaring prescription painkiller addiction a public health crisis in late 2016, the Virginia Board of Medicine and Gov. Terry McAuliffe in February 2017 issued new strict regulations for prescribing and dispensing opioid medications. Opioids, which are chemically similar to the opium that gets processed into heroin, come in numerous branded and generic forms. Some…

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