Pennsylvania Gets $1 Billion From Nationwide Opioid SettlementPennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro said the opioid epidemic is a problem that’s only gotten worse due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto Signs Executive Order Allowing Fentanyl Test StripsPittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto signed an executive order Tuesday allowing the possession and use of fentanyl test strips.
Pennsylvania's Years-Long Opioid Disaster Declaration EndsPennsylvania's years-long opioid disaster declaration is ending on Wednesday.
Gov. Tom Wolf Signs 15th Renewal Of State's Opioid Disaster DeclarationGov. Tom Wolf has signed the 15th renewal of the state's opioid disaster declaration.
Gov. Tom Wolf Wants Lawmakers To Return To Renew His Opioid Emergency Declaration, But Republican Leaders Are Non-CommittalGov. Wolf has asked state legislative leaders to call their colleagues back from summer recess to extend his emergency order on the opioid crisis.
Gov. Tom Wolf Wants Lawmakers To Extend Opioid Emergency DeclarationGovernor Tom Wolf is calling on the general assembly to extend a statewide disaster emergency to help with Pennsylvania's opioid crisis.
Greensburg Doctor Pleads Guilty To Taking Kickbacks For Prescribing OpioidsDr. Thomas Whitten pleaded guilty to accepting kickbacks for prescribing an opioid that contained Fentanyl.
US Overdose Deaths Increase 29%, Hit Record High During PandemicOverdose deaths soared to a record 93,000 last year in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S. government reported Wednesday.
Gibsonia Physician Pleads Guilty To Illegally Prescribing Opioids, Health Care Fraud And Money LaunderingA former local physician has pleaded guilty to illegally prescribing opioids, health care fraud and money laundering.
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.