Several Health Centers Will Distribute Free Naloxone Throughout Pa.Several state health centers will be giving out free Naloxone later this month to try to curb opioid overdose rates.
AHN Program Using Alternative Treatments, Not Opioids, For Pain ManagementLocal doctors are now treating pain without using addictive medicine.
Pa. Attorney General Josh Shapiro Says Purdue Pharma Settlement 'Far From Over'Nearly half of the states in the US and nearly 2,000 local governments have settled with Purdue Pharma, but AG Shapiro isn't satisfied.
Allegheny County Receiving Funding To Address Opioid EpidemicThe Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has awarded Allegheny County $5.2 million in funding to address the opioid epidemic.
Pennsylvania Gets $75M More In Federal Aid For Opioid FightPennsylvania will receive another $75 million in federal aid to fight the opioid-addiction crisis, money that Gov. Tom Wolf's administration says will help with treatment, prevention, and education.
Ohio Governor: 'No Doubt' Drugmakers Caused Opioid CrisisOhio Gov. Mike DeWine says evidence made public over the past two weeks makes clear that drugmakers were responsible for the U.S. opioid crisis.
Pennsylvania Moves To Expand Limits On Opioid PrescriptionsLegislation to further clamp down on powerful painkiller prescriptions in Pennsylvania has the state Senate's approval.
Ohio Coroners Warn Public About Spikes In Drug Overdose DeathsOhio coroners have issued new warnings after recent spikes in drug overdose deaths around the state.
Woman Pleads Guilty To Filling 92 Fake Opioid PrescriptionsA Pittsburgh woman pleaded guilty to illegally filling 92 fake prescriptions to obtain more than 2,900 oxycodone and hydrocodone pills.
Washington County Opioid Facility Owner Pleads Guilty To Unlawful DistributionThe founder and owner of an opioid treatment practice has pleaded guilty to three counts of unlawful distribution of controlled substances.
Pa. Attorney General Suing Drugmaker Over Opioid EpidemicThe attorney general of Pennsylvania says he's filing a lawsuit accusing a pharmaceutical giant of fueling the opioid epidemic.
West Virginia Settles Opioid Lawsuit With McKesson For $37 MillionWest Virginia has settled its lawsuit against the opioid distributor McKesson for $37 million.
Pa., Ohio, W. Va. Among States Involved In Illegal Prescription Opioid CrackdownFederal authorities say they have charged 60 people, including 31 doctors, for their roles in illegal prescribing and distributing of opioids and other dangerous drugs.
Officials: Overdose Deaths Down Sharply In Western Pa.Federal prosecutors say overdose deaths are down sharply in western Pennsylvania, a positive development in fighting the opioid epidemic.
Monroeville Woman Launches Mobile Mission To Fight Opioid CrisisA woman from Monroeville has started a mobile mission to help fight the opioid crisis.