Police: Carrick HS Student Tried To Bring Heroin Into SchoolAt Carrick High School, an unidentified student is facing charges in Juvenile Court after police say he tried to bring heroin into school.
Report: Opioid Addiction Costs Employers $2.6B A Year For CareA new report shows large employers spent $2.6 billion to treat opioid addiction and overdoses in 2016, an eightfold increase since 2004. More than half went to treat employees' children.
Study: Pa. Newborn Drug Withdrawal Cases Up 1,000 Percent Over Last 17 YearsThe Pennsylvania Health Care Cost Containment Council said cases of newborns with drug withdrawal have increased more than 1,000 percent in the last 17 years.
Opioid Deaths Increased Again Last Year, But Show Signs Of PeakingAmid the carnage of the national opioid crisis, there may be some light at the end of the tunnel in Western Pennsylvania.
Grieving Parents Create Chris's Room, A Safe Harbor For Recovering AddictsChris's Room is part of the Southwestern Pennsylvania Human Services Care Center, where recovering addicts can get counseling or just some peace of mind.
'Care Navigators' Hit The Front Lines In Opioid Addiction BattleAs opioid deaths continue to climb, one drug outreach program in Washington County is seeking out addicts before they overdose.
Trump Opioid Plan Includes Death Penalty For TraffickersPresident Donald Trump's plan to combat opioid drug addiction calls for stiffer penalties for drug traffickers, including the death penalty.
Pennsylvania Launches New Initiative To Help Combat Opioid EpidemicPennsylvania has just launched a new online tool called the Opioid Data Dashboard, which shows opioid overdose data county-by-county.
'Volunteer Cuddlers' Helping Babies Born To Drug-Addicted MomsResearch shows a gentle, soothing touch helps babies who are born to moms dealing with addiction. That's why a local hospital has their "volunteer cuddler" program.
Students, Community Officials Hope To Address Tough Topic Of Opioids At Town Hall MeetingStudent and adult leaders at North Hills High School are teaming with Ross Township police, West View police and District Justice Richard Opiela to present a Town Meeting, "The Opioid Epidemic."
Mother Of Heroin-Addicted Newborn Gets 30 Years For His DeathA Baltimore woman whose baby was likely born addicted to heroin and survived only nine days will serve 30 years in prison.
Highmark Declares 'War On Opioids,' Makes Changes To Slow EpidemicHighmark has declared a "War on Opioids," saying it's making changes to slow down the growing epidemic.
Pittsburgh Catholic Diocese Offers Healing Mass For Opioid Epidemic VictimsThe Pittsburgh Catholic Diocese offered a special mass of peace and healing for the victims of the opioid epidemic Sunday.
Mother Tells Opioid Summit Of Daughter's Battle With Addiction: 'Not Every Story Has To End Like Casey's'The number of fatal drug overdoses has gone way up in Western Pennsylvania in recent years, but a mother who has a very personal story to tell is hoping to make a difference.
U.S. Officials Seek Packaging Fix To Curb Abuse Of Anti-Diarrhea DrugThe Food & Drug Administration is asking manufacturers of over-the-counter anti-diarrhea treatments, like Imodium AD, to change the way they package their products.