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?
40 Ohio Police Agencies Split $3M For Drug Response TeamsForty law enforcement agencies around Ohio are getting a combined $3 million in state grants for teams that aim to address the state's opioid epidemic by helping people who overdose get treatment and other support.
Police Investigating 6 Butler Overdoses In Span Of 9 HoursEmergency officials responded to six apparent overdoses in a span of nine hours in Butler County this week.
1-Year-Old Ohio Boy Dies After Suspected Opioid OverdoseAuthorities say a 1-year-old Ohio boy who was believed to have overdosed on opioids and was revived with an antidote drug has died.
Trump Budget Dismays Families Hit By Opioid Addiction CrisisPresident Donald Trump's budget proposal weakens insurance coverage for drug addiction treatment and cuts back funding for research and prevention programs.
Ohio Coroner Runs Out Of Room For Bodies Due To Spike In Opioid DeathsFor the second time this year, a coroner’s office in Ohio has run out of space for dead bodies due to the opioid epidemic.
Students Learn Dangers Of Opioids During Drug Summit Featuring Kurt AngleThe drug and opioid epidemic has impacted countless families in Pennsylvania. Marty Griffin and KDKA Radio hosted the Drug Summit at Orchard Hill Church in Wexford on Thursday; Olympic Gold Medalist Kurt Angle was in attendance.
Dangerous Addition To Opiod Epidemic Found In Western Pa.The most powerful opioid commercially available has made its way to the streets of western Pennsylvania.
Advisory Group Close To Revealing Plan To Tackle Opioid & Heroin EpidemicLocal leaders are getting closer to figuring out how they plan to tackle an opioid and heroin addiction epidemic.