Casey touts Fend Off Fentanyl Act in visit to Pa. state police headquarters

BY: - November 6, 2023

State Police Col. Christopher Paris said on Monday that, so far this year, a total of 2,521 overdoses were attributed to fentanyl or one of its derivatives. Of that number, 1,766 overdose victims received naloxone, an overdose reversal medicine.  

White House, Sen. Casey urge Congress to pass emergency anti-opioid funding

BY: - November 1, 2023

The Biden administration last month asked Congress to provide billions in additional spending on domestic issues, including $1.55 billion for State Opioid Response grants that would go towards providing treatment, harm reduction and recovery for opioid addiction.

Death rates for people under 40 have skyrocketed. Blame fentanyl.

BY: - September 7, 2023

A new Stateline analysis shows that U.S. residents under 40 were relatively unscathed by COVID-19 in the pandemic but fell victim to another killer: accidental drug overdose deaths. Death rates in the age group were up by nearly a third in 2021 over 2018, and last year were still 21% higher. COVID-19 was a small […]

Biden border policies ripped by U.S. House GOP as impeachment threats ramp up 

BY: - July 26, 2023

WASHINGTON — U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas on Wednesday faced off with Republicans on the House Judiciary Committee, who did not directly call for his impeachment but strongly criticized his oversight of the agency. “I know that today Secretary Mayorkas is going to try to paint a rosy picture of this disastrous […]

For this Pa. family, U.S. House vote on bill making fentanyl permanently criminal strikes close to home

BY: - May 27, 2023

U.S. Rep. John Joyce, R-13th District, a physician, is a co-sponsor of the bill, which cleared the House on Thursday.

Bill allowing personal testing equipment, Fentanyl test strips passes House committee

BY: - May 25, 2022

Current state law categorizes “testing equipment used, intended for use or designed for use in identifying or in analyzing the strength, effectiveness or purity of controlled substances” as “drug paraphernalia.”