opioid-abuse

Pa.’s Pat Toomey teams with Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer on fentanyl bill

BY: - April 5, 2019

The bill would get tough on fentanyl imports and manufacturing from China.

COMMENTARY

Opioid crisis shows partnering with industry can be bad for public health | Opinion

BY: - March 7, 2019

The interests of pharmaceutical companies and public health are not the same. Industry dollars can distort research agendas, while framing health challenges and solutions in ways that benefit corporations.

State Sen. Mike Regan wants tough mandatory sentences for fentanyl dealers. Opponents say it’s a ‘step back’ in the failed ‘War on Drugs’

BY: - March 3, 2019

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 […]

COMMENTARY

This is why Pa. needs tougher mandatory sentences to fight fentanyl abuse | Opinion

BY: - February 28, 2019

It is time we take serious action to get not only the dealers but the actual fentanyl off our streets.

COMMENTARY

Wolf, lawmakers need to remember that local solutions are the key to fighting opioid abuse | Opinion

BY: - February 4, 2019

State lawmakers and Gov. Tom Wolf have made tremendous strides, but local responses are best crafted by county leaders and their partners in communities across the state.