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.
Pittsburgh Company Creates Device To Treat Pain And Heal Injuries Without Use Of Prescription DrugsDoctors are looking for alternatives and using prescriptions less.
Pennsylvania Department Of Health Says Overdose Deaths Are DownThe Pennsylvania Department of Health says overdose deaths are down throughout Pennsylvania.
Attorneys Seek Names Of Babies Born Exposed To DrugsA group of West Virginia attorneys is asking a judge to force the state to release the names of babies born exposed to drugs as part of the Purdue Pharma bankruptcy case.
Pennsylvania To Receive $53 Million In Suboxone Settlement After Company Defrauds Health Care ProgramsPennsylvania is in line to receive more than $53 million as part of a nationwide settlement with a British company that once distributed a drug used to treat opioid addiction.
Feds Charge Medical Professionals From West Virginia And Ohio For Overprescribing OpioidsFederal prosecutors say they've charged multiple medical professionals for overprescribing millions of opioids across Appalachia.
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.
Ohio Airport Installs 'Opioid Rescue' KitsAn Ohio airport has installed "opioid rescue" kits in its terminal to give employees and travelers quick access to a nasal spray that reverses overdoses.
West Virginia Doctor Pleads Guilty, Faces 10 Years In Pain Pill CaseA West Virginia doctor has pleaded guilty to illegally distributing prescription opioid medications.
Federal Inmate Sentenced To 16 More Months For Illegally Possessing DrugsAn inmate at a federal correctional institution pleaded guilty to possessing a prohibited object in prison and was sentenced 16 more months.
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.
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.
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.
More Organs Available For Transplant Because Of Opioid EpidemicNew findings out this week show more organs are available for transplant in the U.S. because of the opioid epidemic.
Asian Plant May Help Opioid Addicts, But It Comes With RisksFor someone addicted to heroin or opioids desperately wanting anything to break the death spiral, Kratom is a possible green light on the horizon. Or is it?