A Young Mayor, His Friend And A Fatal Attraction To OpioidsJanel Firestone found her son — the 24-year-old, just resigned mayor of the tiny Pennsylvania town of Mount Carbon — in what she assumed was a deep sleep.
Amid Deepening Addiction Crisis, FDA Approves Powerful New OpioidDespite the ongoing opioid crisis plaguing the nation, the US Food and Drug Administration on Friday approved a new opioid medication five to 10 times more powerful than fentanyl.
Walmart To Add Policy Aimed At Curbing Opioid AbuseWalmart will restrict initial acute opioid prescriptions to no more than a seven-day supply within the next 60 days.
Ohio County Sues Drugmakers, Says They Misled Public About OpioidsCounty officials in Cleveland are suing several large prescription drug companies saying they intentionally misled the public about the dangers of opioids.
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.
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.
School District Begins Campaign To Fight Drug Addiction With Documentary ScreeningThe Baldwin-Whitehall School District is vowing to stand on the front lines of the battle of the growing drug addiction epidemic.
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.
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.