Pennsylvania Launches New Initiative To Help Combat Opioid EpidemicPennsylvania has just launched a new online tool called the Opioid Data Dashboard, which shows opioid overdose data county-by-county.
Students, Community Officials Hope To Address Tough Topic Of Opioids At Town Hall MeetingStudent and adult leaders at North Hills High School are teaming with Ross Township police, West View police and District Justice Richard Opiela to present a Town Meeting, "The Opioid Epidemic."
Opioids No Better Than Over-The-Counter Pain Meds, Study FindsIn patients with stubborn back aches or hip or knee arthritis, opioids worked no better than over-the-counter drugs or other nonopioids at reducing problems with walking or sleeping.
Alabama Sues OxyContin Maker Over Opioid EpidemicState officials are accusing OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma LP of deceptive marketing practices which fueled the nationwide overdose crisis.
Doctor Accused Of Overprescribing Opioids To Stand TrialA doctor accused of overprescribing medications, which led to two overdose deaths, will stand trial.
Pittsburgh FBI Office Unveils New Violent Crime Task ForceThe greater Pittsburgh area is welcoming a new FBI task force, which will focus on a disturbing increase in violent behavior.
State Issues New Guidelines On Prescribing Opioids To ChildrenState officials unveiled new guidelines for prescribing powerful painkillers to children as part of an effort to combat opioid addiction.
Doctor Accused Of Overprescribing Opioids, Charged In 2 Fatal OverdosesA Pittsburgh area doctor has been arrested on charges he caused the deaths of two patients by overprescribing opioids.
Students Aim For Sobriety At Recovery High SchoolFor a growing number of teenagers across the nation fighting addiction to opioids, recovery high schools are a way to continue their education away from all of the temptations and peer pressure.
Could Opioid Lawsuit Against Pharma Lead To Tobacco-Like Court Settlement?Could local lawsuits against pharmaceuticals lead to a national out-of-court settlement like big tobacco got twenty years ago?
Police Revive 1½-Year-Old With 3 Doses Of Naloxone After He Swallowed Baggie Full Of DrugsPolice in Ohio say hospital workers used three doses of the overdose drug naloxone to revive a 1½-year-old boy who tested positive for opioids.
Opioid Crisis Has Lowered U.S. Life Expectancy, Study FindsAccording to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the country's opioid epidemic claimed over 33,000 lives in 2015.