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.
Officials Hope To Reverse Trend Of Increasing Overdose-Related Deaths In Washington CountyThe drug problem in southwestern Pennsylvania is ramping up again.
Allegheny County Overdose Deaths Up 22% In 2020Allegheny County says it saw a 22% increase in overdose deaths in 2020.
Report: Overdose Deaths Hit Record In West VirginiaThe number of fatal drug overdoses in West Virginia hit a record last year, according to preliminary state data showing at least 1,275 residents died.
Washington County Reporting Alarming Increase In Fatal Overdoses, Experts Blame Fentanyl-Laced DrugsWashington County law enforcement and drug counselors say there’s been an alarming increase in fatal overdoses.
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.