Pa.’s Deluzio joins U.S. House’s bipartisan fentanyl prevention caucus
Congress has to 'fight from all angles to keep this deadly drug out of our communities,' the western Pennsylvania lawmaker said.
As fentanyl use spikes, feds urge states to ease methadone rules
A new national survey shows rapidly expanding use of methadone to fight opioid use disorder.
Mastriano pitches 25-year mandatory sentences for fentanyl dealers in fatal overdose cases
With parents whose children died of fentanyl overdoses, Republican gubernatorial nominee Doug Mastriano proposed 25-year mandatory minimum sentences for dealers who provide deadly overdoses of the drug
How the pandemic spread fentanyl across the U.S, causing overdose deaths to spike | Analysis
Fentanyl and fentanyl analogs were responsible for almost two-thirds of the overdose deaths recorded in the 12 months ending in April 2021.
DePasquale to Legislature: Legalize fentanyl test strips
Pennsylvania should join two other states and Washington, D.C. in legalizing fentanyl test strips, Auditor General Eugene DePasquale said Wednesday. The strips let people test for the presence of fentanyl — a synthetic opioid 50 times stronger than heroin — in drugs they possess. DePasquale called them “the best preventative measure available so far” to […]
Pa.’s Pat Toomey teams with Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer on fentanyl bill
The bill would get tough on fentanyl imports and manufacturing from China.
State Sen. Mike Regan wants tough mandatory sentences for fentanyl dealers. Opponents say it’s a ‘step back’ in the failed ‘War on Drugs’
It’s been four years since the state Supreme Court invalidated the state’s mandatory minimum sentences for drug offenses, wiping them all from state statues in a 3-2 ruling. The decision conformed with broader criminal justice reforms sweeping the nation, which sought to remedy the harsh sentencing laws and high incarceration rates that proliferated during the […]
This is why Pa. needs tougher mandatory sentences to fight fentanyl abuse | Opinion
It is time we take serious action to get not only the dealers but the actual fentanyl off our streets.