State's Orthopedic Doctors Introduce New Opioid GuidelinesThe Pennsylvania Orthopaedic Society has introduced new guidelines for prescribing opioids to residents of the state with a focus on injured athletes.
New Bill Aims To Help Families Dealing With Opioid CrisisThe bill will allow families the the opportunity to seek involuntary commitments of loved ones for treatment for alcohol and drug abuse.
Pa. Rep. Introduces Bill To Close Loophole In Fight Against Opioid EpidemicA local Republican representative is focused on closing a major loophole to keep drugs off the streets.
Gov. Wolf: Pa. Taking Lead In Confronting Opioid EpidemicGov. Tom Wolf, speaking at a legislative reception Thursday night in Pittsburgh, said Pennsylvania has taken the lead in confronting the heroin-opioid epidemic and recognizing the problem as a disease.
U.S. Attorney David Hickton: America Is 'Bathed' In Prescription DrugsDavid Hickton says America is “bathed” in prescription drugs and the combination of pain killers being over-prescribed and street level heroin, has led to the current crisis.
New Pouch Offers Safe Way To Dispose Of Unused MedicationsWith the prevalence of opioid overdoses, a company has come up with a safe way to dispose of leftover pills.
Overdose Epidemic Has State Cracking Down, Pharmacists Now Asking For IDIf you’ve been to the pharmacy lately, you were probably asked to show your driver's license.
New Report Offers Staggering Numbers On Pa. Opioid EpidemicA new report with staggering numbers has cemented concern about the opioid epidemic in Pennsylvania.
Prescription Medications Are Now Illicit SubstancesIn the past decade, the United States has seen a drastic increase in the number of prescriptions for pain medication. Common pain medications and other prescriptions have seen an uptick in recreational use, prompting many cities to crack down.
Guidelines Released For Prescribing Narcotics In Emergency RoomsAbuse of prescription pain killers has been a growing problem. It's now the leading cause of accidental death – more than even car accidents. With this in mind, the American College of Emergency Physicians came out with a policy statement about appropriate prescribing guidelines for narcotic pain medicine in the E.R.