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Drug Takeback Day Saturday

Area residents can safely dispose of unused and expired prescription drugs during the National Prescription Drug Takeback Day on Saturday, Oct. 28.

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Small nonprofit makes big impact on lives, health of people

Josselyn Aguirre-Cabrera went to see a doctor about her nagging headaches and learned she had diabetes.

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National Prescription Drug Take Back Day this Saturday

Looking for a place to dispose of unused or expired prescription medications? Places throughout Metro Richmond are participating as drop-off points 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 27, for National Prescription Drug Take Back Day.

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Do your job, FDA by Dr. Marilyn M. Singleton

While on lockdown to save our neighbors from a lonely death from the disease called COVID-19, many of us have turned to movies. I beg you not to rent “Pandemic,” “Contagion” or “28 Days Later.” Try “Harriet” instead. Harriet Tubman was the epitome of bravery and courage in the face of insurmountable odds. Her escape from slavery and returning again and again into the belly of the beast to save others should inspire us all.

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National Prescription Drug Take Back Day Saturday

Area residents are encouraged to get rid of unused or expired medications during National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, Oct. 26.

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Justice Center brings technology to inmates

Computer tablets are making it easier for families and inmates at the Richmond Justice Center to stay connected.

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Sprint to give RPS students 6,000 tablets with internet service over 5 years

At least 1,000 Richmond high school students will receive free computer tablets this fall that are connected to the internet.

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HBCUs today

Editorials

The last few days haven’t been the greatest for HBCUs.

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Pharmacist produces hand sanitizer to help people stay healthy

Dr. Shantelle L. Brown, the pharmacist, owner and operator of HOPE Pharmacy inside The Market@25th, is making hand sanitizer to combat coronavirus.

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Commit to affordable health care, by Ray Curry

Laughter is the best medicine, says the Reader’s Digest version of America. But not when it’s the only medicine, responds the America that far too many have known and continue to know. Not when the United States alone is one of the world’s top 33 most developed countries that does not have a form of universal health care that covers all of its population.

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Let your spending reflect your values

The buildup began right after Halloween, when the newspapers got thicker, the advertising inserts longer and emails touting shopping bargains coming more frequently.

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Petersburg man lost dream, but made $45,000 profit

Montague D. Phipps had big dreams three years ago when he bought a derelict duplex from the City of Petersburg for the rock-bottom price of $5,000.

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Prince autopsy report hints at puzzling painkiller mystery

The report from the medical examiner who conducted Prince’s autopsy is tantalizing for what it doesn’t say. The single-page document released last week lists a fentanyl overdose as the cause of death, but it offers few clues to indicate whether the musician was a chronic pain patient desperately seeking relief, a longtime opioid user whose habit became an addiction or a combination of both.

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Edloe recognized with national award

Retired Richmond pharmacist Leonard L. Edloe has again been recognized for his work in the field. Dr. Edloe received the Chauncey I. Cooper Award from the National Pharmaceutical Association at the organization’s 69th annual convention in Atlanta last weekend for his distinguished service to the field.

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Why is the church silent on Confederate statues?

For months, a discussion has gone on about Confederate statues in Richmond, while in some cities, a few even in the South, those statues have been taken down.

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Personality: Jennifer R. Kostyniuk

Spotlight on board chair of Rx Partnership

From a childhood in the Girl Scouts to becoming chair of the board of directors for Rx Part- nership, Jennifer R. Kostyniuk has long known the value of community service.

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Police investigation into Prince’s death turns up opioids throughout his house

Police investigating the death a year ago of pop star Prince found numerous opioids scattered around his home, but appear not to have identified where or who supplied the dose of fentanyl that caused his death, according to court documents unsealed on Monday.

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New prescription disposal unit set up at Justice Center

Need to safely dispose of prescription drugs you no longer need or want in your medicine chest? Richmond Sheriff Antionette V. Irving is prepared to help.

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How do they get away with it?

The New York Times was reporting well-known rumors and accusations when it broke the story Thursday that big-shot movie mogul and Miramax founder Harvey Weinstein allegedly had a long history of sexually harassing, abusing and victimizing countless women. But Mr. Weinstein might have gotten away with the alleged sexual abuse that reportedly spanned three decades for a good reason — several good reasons, in fact.

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Kudos to Dr. Brown

I would like to thank the Market @ 25th, a full service grocery store, for moving into the East End. From what I am seeing so far, they will be giving minority farmers and vendors a place to showcase their products.