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.
Ohio Coroner Issues Alert After 10 Fatal Overdoses In 26 HoursAn Ohio county coroner has issued an alert after 10 overdose deaths were reported within 26 hours.
Special Unit Fighting Opioid Crisis In Pittsburgh Says It's Making ProgressThe U.S. Attorney in Pittsburgh said officials are making progress in fighting the opioid epidemic.
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.