Hospital Fires 23 Employees In Case Of Excessive Doses, DeathsAn Ohio hospital system says it's firing 23 more employees and changing leadership after investigating excessive painkiller doses given to dozens of patients who died.
Overdose Deaths Down 41% In Allegheny County, Says Medical ExaminerFewer people are dying from overdoses in Allegheny County, officials say.
'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.
Officials: Overdose Deaths Down Sharply In Western Pa.Federal prosecutors say overdose deaths are down sharply in western Pennsylvania, a positive development in fighting the opioid epidemic.
Officials: Overdose Deaths Double In Wheeling In 2018Drug overdose deaths doubled in one West Virginia community last year.
Doctor Accused Of Overprescribing Opioids To Stand TrialA doctor accused of overprescribing medications, which led to two overdose deaths, will stand trial.
Doctor Accused Of Overprescribing Opioids, Charged In 2 Fatal OverdosesA Pittsburgh area doctor has been arrested on charges he caused the deaths of two patients by overprescribing opioids.
Hundreds Remembered At 'International Overdose Awareness Day' GatheringsOn “International Overdose Awareness Day,” people gathered in downtown Pittsburgh to remember and reach out to others dealing with addiction.
Newspaper: Ohio Had More Than 4,000 Overdose Deaths In 2016A newspaper survey of Ohio county coroners has found more than 4,000 people died from drug overdoses last year in a state among the hardest hit by a heroin and opioid epidemic.
New Study Finds Overdose Deaths Skyrocketing In PennsylvaniaNew research at the University of Pittsburgh has found that overdose deaths are skyrocketing in our state.
New Law Puts 2 Alleged Drug Dealers Behind Bars In Fatal OverdoseTwo men are charged with allegedly providing the drugs that led to another man's death in Westmoreland County.
Proposed Bill Would Set Up Prescription Drug Monitoring System In Pa.
A.G.’s Office: Dealers May Be Rebranding Heroin Connected To Overdose DeathsEarly Thursday morning, agents from Pennsylvania's Office of the Attorney General and Clairton Police arrested 39-year-old Tywon Newby and charged him with heroin possession and intent to deliver.
D.A. To Pursue Charges In Overdose Deaths Like In 1988 China White CaseAllegheny County Medical Examiner Dr. Karl Williams says the stamp bags associated with the recent overdose deaths marked ‘Theraflu’ and ‘Bud Ice’ contain a mixture of both heroin and Fentanyl.
Officials Issue Second Alert After 4 More Overdose DeathsFour more overdose deaths in the past 24 hours have officials with the Allegheny County Medical Examiner’s Office on high alert.