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Rep. Comstock Introduces Better Pain Management Through Better Data Act

Provided by Congresswoman Barbara Comstock’s Office Congresswoman Barbara Comstock (R-VA) released the following statement after she introduced H.R. 5473, the Better Pain Management Through Better Data Act of 2018, important legislation that will help our doctors reduce the prevalence of and addiction to opioids: “Opioid addiction has torn apart families and latched onto communities throughout the nation, leaving behind a …

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Congresswoman Comstock Participates in National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

Provided by Congresswoman Barbara Comstock’s Office Congresswoman Barbara Comstock released the following statement after she and her staff participated in National Prescription Drug Take Back Day sponsored by the Drug Enforcement Agency and local law enforcement. The Congresswoman attended events in Chantilly and Sterling.  Staff attended events in Purcellville, Leesburg, Winchester, Manassas, and Middleburg: “Thanks to all who participated in …

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Rep. Comstock Statement on Opioid Addiction Being Declared a Public Health Emergency in Virginia

Provided by Congresswoman Barbara Comstock’s Office Congresswoman Barbara Comstock (R-VA) released the following statement after opioid addiction was declared a Public Health Emergency in Virginia by the state Health Commissioner: “Whether it is a friend, a neighbor, or a loved one, addiction does not discriminate against who it harms and we must work as a community to take the opioid …

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Police Prefer Treatment over Incarceration for Addicts

Provided by Prince William County Prince William County police officers have taken to carrying around business cards with phone numbers for the Prince William County Community Services Board printed on them. When they find someone who is addicted to opioids, the police officers give the drug users one of the cards and hope people will use it to call for …

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