Pa. Health Dept. Partners With University Of Pittsburgh To Train First RespondersThe Pennsylvania Department of Health announced on Friday that it is partnering with the University of Pittsburgh and Saint Joesph's University to provide first responder education and training.
West Virginia Attorney General Sues Walmart, CVS Over Opioid Pill FloodWest Virginia’s attorney general sued Walmart and drugstore chain CVS on Tuesday.
Prosecutor Warns Public After Cluster Of Drug Overdoses That Left Three DeadA district attorney in southeastern Pennsylvania has issued a public health warning in the wake of a series of drug overdoses believed to involve the same substance.
Event Held To Raise Money For Western Pennsylvania Alliance of Recovery ResidencesA local man decided he wanted to do something to help people with opioid addictions.
Nation's First Safe Injection Site May Get A Lease In Philadelphia SoonThe nation's first supervised drug injection site is one step closer to opening in Philadelphia.
Americans More Likely To Die From Opioid Overdose Than In Car AccidentFor the first time on record, Americans are more likely to die of an accidental opioid overdose than in a motor vehicle crash.
FDA-Approved Implant Helping Patients Battle Opioid AddictionRecently, the FDA approved an implant that delivers a slow, but steady dose of buprenorphine over six months. It's called a Probuphine implant.
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.
Wolf Urges Lawmakers To Act Fast On Opioid Addiction BillsGov. Tom Wolf addressed a joint session of the state House and Senate as he presses for action on a package of legislation designed to combat opioid and heroin addiction.
Report: Rate Of Newborns With Drug Problems Up 250 PercentA new state analysis of Pennsylvania hospital data shows the rate of infants born with drug abuse problems rose 250 percent from 2000 to 2015.