Allegheny County Overdose Deaths Up 22% In 2020Allegheny County says it saw a 22% increase in overdose deaths in 2020.
78-Year-Old Pittsburgh-Area Physician Accused Of Healthcare Fraud, Illegally Giving Patients OpioidsA 242-count federal indictment was unsealed Thursday against a 78-year-old Pittsburgh-area physician accused of illegally distributing opioids and healthcare fraud.
City Of Pittsburgh Hopes Opioid Overdose Dashboard Will Help Address AddictionLocal leaders are calling it a crisis only further exasperated by the pandemic.
Pa. Department Of Health Highlights Resources For Those Battling AddictionEven amid the COVID-19 pandemic, state health officials are reminding Pennsylvanians to remain vigilant and help those battling addiction.
Allegheny County Health Department Hosting Narcan Giveaways, Resource FairsAmid the coronavirus pandemic, the Allegheny County Health Department is still fighting the opioid epidemic.
Gov. Wolf Renews Opioid Disaster Declaration For 11th TimeGovernor Tom Wolf renewed the opioid disaster declaration for the eleventh time since January 2018.
Pa. Department Of Health: Preliminary Data Shows 1% Decrease In Overdose Deaths In 2019The Pennsylvania Department of Health found that overdose deaths were down by over 1% in 2019.
Attorneys Seek Names Of Babies Born Exposed To DrugsA group of West Virginia attorneys is asking a judge to force the state to release the names of babies born exposed to drugs as part of the Purdue Pharma bankruptcy case.
Local Nonprofit To Receive Federal Grant To Combat Veteran Opioid AbuseA local nonprofit is getting a federal grant to help veterans struggling with opioid abuse.
Narcan Training Session To Take Place In McKeesportA local organization is hosting a training session on Narcan to learn how to save a life.
Mayor Peduto Pens Letter To State Lawmakers Calling For Decriminalization Of Fentanyl Test StripsMayor Bill Peduto is calling on state lawmakers to decriminalize fentanyl test strips, saying they are “an effective opioid overdose prevention strategy.”
'I Was Screaming': Mom Charged After Her Baby Overdoses On Heroin-Fentanyl MixtureA North Dakota mother of three was arrested after authorities said her 8-month-old baby overdosed on opioids.
Pittsburgh Police Collect More Than 600 Pounds Of Prescription Drugs During Take Back DayPittsburgh police say they collected 33 boxes full of unwanted or expired prescription drugs during National Prescription Drug Take Back Day.
Pa. Attorney General Josh Shapiro Announces $48 Billion Opioid Epidemic Settlement With Five CompaniesPennsylvania Attorney General along with three other Attorneys General have reached a $48 billion settlement with five companies for their role in the opioid epidemic.
Study: Opioid Crisis Cost U.S. Economy $631B Over 4 YearsA new study finds that the opioid crisis cost the U.S. economy $631 billion over the past four years.