Controversial Tool Helps Drug Users Test Cocaine, Heroin For FentanylA controversial tool allows people who use street drugs such as cocaine and heroin to test whether their drugs are laced with fentanyl.
State Launches Online Tool To Report Opioid, Prescription Drug MisuseState officials are making it easier for health professionals and the wider public to report suspicions about misuse of prescription drugs.
Pa. Gives Away Anti-Overdose Drug During Statewide Distribution DayPennsylvania is expanding efforts to make the anti-overdose medication naloxone available to the public with a statewide distribution day today.
Pa. Giving Away Anti-Overdose Drug Naloxone During Statewide Distribution DayPennsylvania is expanding efforts to make the anti-overdose medication naloxone available to the public with a statewide distribution day next week.
Gateway Rehab's New Medical Director Weighs In On CDC’s Overdose Rate ReportA new report on overdose deaths released on Thursday by the Centers for Disease Control indicates more than 70,000 Americans died of overdoses in 2017.
CDC: Pa., Ohio, W. Va. Top List Of Highest Overdose Death Rates In 2017Drug overdose deaths among U.S. residents totaled 70,237 in 2017.
Doctor: Some Headlines About Powerful New Opioid Are MisleadingAn Allegheny Health Network doctor says some of the headlines about Dsuvia are misleading.
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.
Allegheny, Washington, Beaver Counties To Receive Federal Money To Fight Opioid EpidemicA big first for Pittsburgh and western Pennsylvania, as the White House is placing a special program here to help fight the opioid epidemic.
Police Charge Mother In Baby’s Death After Finding Fentanyl In Sippy CupPittsburgh Police have arrested an East Hills woman in connection with the April death of her baby daughter after tests showed fentanyl in the girl’s sippy cup.
Former Penguins Star Kevin Stevens Shares His Story Of Addiction And Finding 'A Purpose Again'It's been many years since Kevin Stevens took the ice with the Pittsburgh Penguins, but now he's having an impact on the people of western Pennsylvania in a different way.
Magee-Womens Hospital Pilot Program Aims To Help Most Innocent Victims Of Drug AddictionMagee-Womens Hospital has created a new unit called the Parent Partnership Unit to help babies with symptoms of drug withdrawal.
Man Arrested After Passing Out, Leaving Baby In Backseat Of Sweltering Car With DrugsA father is facing charges after police say they found him passed out in a car with drugs inside and his young son in the backseat on a 90-plus degree day.
Naloxone Recalled Due To Particulate MatterThe opioid overdose antidote Naloxone has been recalled by its maker, Hospira, the US Food and Drug Administration said Monday.
KDKA Investigates: Fatal Overdoses Dramatically Down Across RegionThrough the first five months of 2018, fatal overdoses in Westmoreland are down more than 40 percent, and coroners across the region are reporting similar decreases.