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.
KDKA Investigates: Fatal ODs Reach Another All-Time High In 2016At the Onala Club in Pittsburgh’s West End, alcoholics and drug addicts meet about their common problem of addiction and strive to overcome it.
High Volume Of Overdose Cases Putting Strain On Resources, Budgets Of First RespondersIt’s a crisis that is gripping the nation, and spreading. Lawmakers across the country are trying to fight the growing problem of opioid addiction and overdose.
Hickton: Some Pa. Coroners Not Forthcoming With Overdose DataDavid Hickton says some of the state's coroners are thwarting efforts to gather overdose data needed to fight Pennsylvania's heroin and opioid epidemic.
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.
KDKA Investigates: Feds Throw Book At Suspected Heroin DealersU.S. Attorney David Hickton says he's using every weapon he can in the war on heroin, including the toughest law on the books.
Authorities Warn Of Powerful Heroin Going Around Butler Co.Butler County authorities are warning the public about a strong batch of heroin on the streets.
Overdose Victims Remembered At Awareness Rally In Market SquareA rally in Pittsburgh’s Market Square Monday was aimed at raising awareness about drug overdoses, but it also served as a way to memorialize those who died as a result of overdoses.
Coroner: 3 Dead, Others Treated After Suspected OverdosesAuthorities in western Pennsylvania say three people died of suspected heroin overdoses over the weekend and more than a dozen other overdose victims were transported to hospitals.
Drug-Related Deaths On The Rise In Westmoreland CountyA drug epidemic is claiming a record number of lives, and officials say there's no sign of a slowdown.
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.
Medical Examiner Says Rash Of Overdoses Caused By FentanylPolice were called to Carrick Thursday night as part of a possible drug investigation.