New Law Requires Patient Agreements & Mandatory Drug Tests For Chronic PainA new law requires patients to sign an agreement and take a drug test prior to being prescribed opioids.
Ohio Launches Study To Understand "What Makes Addicts, Addicts"Ohio is one of the states hardest hit by the opioid crisis and has launched a study aimed at identifying the genetic markers that separate likely addicts from people somehow immune from the substance's deadly power.
Virginia Doctor Sentenced To 40 Years In Opioid CaseA Virginia doctor who prosecutors said ran his medical practice like an interstate drug distribution ring has been sentenced to 40 years in prison for illegally prescribing opioids.
Drug Stores Attempt To Remove Judge From U.S. Opioid LitigationA group of drug retailers and distributors asked an Ohio federal appeals court Tuesday to disqualify the judge overseeing national opioid litigation after the judge himself denied their requests.
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.
Fayette Co. Family Practitioner Accused Of Exchanging Opioids For Sex, Committing Health Care FraudA physician who operates a private family practice in Fayette County was arrested for allegedly giving opioids for sex and committing health care fraud.
AHN Program Using Alternative Treatments, Not Opioids, For Pain ManagementLocal doctors are now treating pain without using addictive medicine.
Pennsylvania Moves To Expand Limits On Opioid PrescriptionsLegislation to further clamp down on powerful painkiller prescriptions in Pennsylvania has the state Senate's approval.
Pa. Boosting Student Loan Aid To Bolster Opioid FightGovernor Wolf's administration is devoting $5 million in federal grants to assist substance abuse professionals.
West Virginia To Receive $14.6M To Fight Opioid AddictionWest Virginia will receive $14.6 million in federal funds to fight opioid addiction.
Doctor: Some Headlines About Powerful New Opioid Are MisleadingAn Allegheny Health Network doctor says some of the headlines about Dsuvia are misleading.
CDC: Opioid Addiction Among Pregnant Women SkyrocketsA new report from the CDC has revealed a troubling surge in opioid use among pregnant women.
Study: Fatal Drug-Related Crashes Now Outpacing Drunk Driving CrashesAccording to a new report in 2016, alcohol was involved in 38 percent of driver deaths while 44 percent of drivers killed tested positive for drugs.
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.
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."