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.
Pennsylvania's Years-Long Opioid Disaster Declaration EndsPennsylvania's years-long opioid disaster declaration is ending on Wednesday.
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.
Pa. Health Dept. Partners With University Of Pittsburgh To Train First RespondersThe Pennsylvania Department of Health announced on Friday that it is partnering with the University of Pittsburgh and Saint Joesph's University to provide first responder education and training.
Report: Pennsylvania Fentanyl Crisis Costs Taxpayers Approximately $25B Per YearPennsylvania's fentanyl crisis is costing taxpayers billions, according to a new report by Auditor General Eugene DePasquale.
AG Shapiro Files Legal Objection To Purdue Pharma's $38M Bonuses For ExecutivesAttorney General Josh Shapiro filed a legal objection against the $38 million bonuses Purdue Pharma's executives requested to receive.
Lawsuit: West Virginia Foster Care System Is Failing ChildrenA federal class-action lawsuit alleges the overwhelmed foster care system in opioid-ravaged West Virginia has failed to protect children.
Gov. Tom Wolf's Administration Distributes Over 6,700 Kits of Free NaloxonePublic officials believe that we Pennsylvania is at a critical crossroad in combatting the opioid epidemic.
Report: Opioids Settlement Won't Fix Areas Hardest HitA new analysis finds that money from a tentative settlement with OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma will be "no more than a stopgap" for state and local governments struggling to combat the opioid epidemic.
Melania Trump In West Virginia For Opioid TalkFirst lady Melania Trump is visiting West Virginia to learn how a city at the center of the nation's opioid epidemic is grappling with the crisis.
Large Quantity Of Drugs Seized In Washington CountyPolice allegedly found a large quantity of illegal drugs in two Washington County houses after they executed search warrants.
'Secret Shoppers' Posing As Heroin Addicts Denied TreatmentResearchers posing as heroin users seeking help contacted hundreds of treatment clinics in U.S. states with the highest overdose death rates.
A Young Mayor, His Friend And A Fatal Attraction To OpioidsJanel Firestone found her son — the 24-year-old, just resigned mayor of the tiny Pennsylvania town of Mount Carbon — in what she assumed was a deep sleep.
Company Accused Of Fueling Opioid Epidemic Receives Patent For Drug To Treat AddictionPurdue Pharma, the maker of OxyContin, has received a patent designed to treat opioid addiction.
Western Pa. At Center Of New Operation Synthetic Opioid SurgeAttorney General Jeff Sessions says federal prosecutors in Pennsylvania and seven other states will pursue even seemingly small synthetic opioid cases in hopes of reducing the supply of the drugs in areas with high overdose death rates.