Pa. Launching Drug Database To Prevent Prescription Painkiller AbusePennsylvania is launching a new database to make it harder to go from doctor to doctor to get prescription painkillers.
Pa. Lawmakers Traveling State, Working On Plan To Fight Growing Addiction CrisisGov. Tom Wolf will be in Moon Township Thursday to talk about new funding to fight opioid abuse.
FDA: People Are Overdosing On Anti-Diarrhea DrugsFederal health officials are investigating sometimes-deadly overdoses with common anti-diarrhea drugs, a bizarre manifestation of the nation's drug abuse problem.
U.S. Attorney Hickton To Co-Chair National Heroin Task ForceThe top federal prosecutor in Pittsburgh has been picked to co-chair a national Heroin Task Force as the city and its suburbs respond to 12 overdoses that killed two people this week.
Local Doctor Stresses Importance Of Utilizing Drug Take Back DayYou probably have an old prescription or two lying around that you need to get rid of, so how can you get dispose of them properly?
Physician Groups, Addiction Advocates Disapprove Of FDA’s Approval Of Pain KillerA new pain killer has gotten FDA approval. It's called Zohydro. It's the narcotic hydrocodone that is designed to be released over 12 hours. But some disapprove.
How Can We Prevent Drug Abuse Among Kids?How do you talk to your kids about drug abuse before it’s too late? Lori Vish-Stearns and Kim Andrews from The Reality Tour Organization, which deals with the prevention of drug and alcohol abuse among kids, talk about the consequences that come along with the use and abuse of drugs.
How Do We Curb Prescription Drug Abuse?KDKA Radio's Johnna Pro talks with Washington County District Attorney Gene Vittone and supervising detective for the Washington Drug Task Force Rick Gluth about prescription drug abuse.