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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Editorials

Kudos to former Gov. Terry McAuliffe, the fearless and energetic Democrat who led the charge to expand Medicaid in Virginia.

Women’s instinct

A woman’s instinct is usually spot on. In this case, it was the instinct of a small group of women to convene a march in Washington to protest the inauguration of President Trump.

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Faith leaders, politicians: New immigration order still anti-Muslim

Federal judges may find President Trump’s new executive order on immigration more acceptable than the last. But many religious groups and faith leaders see no meaningful difference in the new measure, which President Trump signed privately last Monday.

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‘Prescription Drug Take-Back Day’ Oct. 22

Do you have unused or expired prescriptions in your medicine cabinet? Want to get rid of them safely?

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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: Dr. Pamela Hamilton-Stubbs

Spotlight on volunteer chair of Henrico NAACP’s Health Committee

Dr. Pamela Hamilton-Stubbs specializes in integrative sleep medicine, the medical practice of investigating problems and resolutions for sleep issues. She is a frequent presenter who has authored numerous publications on the subject.

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Drug testing backlog delays cases; defendants linger in jail

Deep inside a six-story, brown and tan state building in Norfolk, not far from the waterfront, you’ll find thousands of sealed bags stored in a locked vault.

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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.

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Stay at home

Gov. Northam issues order through June 10

Life during the continuing coronavirus pandemic is taking a fresh turn following Gov. Ralph S. Northam’s stepped-up effort to stem the spread of COVID-19 in the state. On Monday, Gov. Northam turned his request for people to stay at home into an order.

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Immigration ban no profile in courage

President Trump’s most recent provocation — suddenly issuing an order banning the admission into the United States of refugees and immigrants from seven predominantly Muslim countries — created chaos and fury that had to be expected. Airports across the world were engulfed with demonstrators. Judges issued emergency orders staying enforcement of parts of the order. Families found their children studying abroad unable to return home, or their loved ones attending a funeral stranded in an airport. Translators who had risked their lives for American soldiers in Iraq suddenly found their green cards useless and their lives at great risk. Both intelligence professionals and State Department diplomats have protested the order.

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Defense Dept. expands its list of religions

Humanist? Deist? No religion?