Pa. to receive $225M from Sackler family opioid settlement
This story was updated at 2:50 p.m. on 7/8/21 to correct a spelling error. Pennsylvania is poised to receive $225 million over the next nine years in damages related to the opioid epidemic in a bankruptcy settlement with the family who owned Purdue Pharma, the maker of Oxycontin. The settlement comes after 24 states, including […]
With new guidelines for emergency response, how will Pa. lawmakers address the opioid crisis?
Advocates worry that Tuesday’s referendum vote limiting Gov. Tom Wolf’s emergency powers will stifle efforts to treat and prevent addiction.
Pa. opioid deaths increased during COVID-19 pandemic, officials say
Pennsylvania recorded 4,880 opioid deaths in 2020, an increase of 422 deaths from the 2019 tally of 4,458. The increase offsets the progress the Wolf administration’s Opioid Operational Command Center had made between 2018 and 2020, which saw a 20 percent decrease in opioid deaths.
Pa. to award $2.7M in grants to help fight addiction | Tuesday Morning Coffee
Communities are still struggling against the opioid epidemic even as Pa. fights the COVID-19 pandemic.
GALLERY: At the Capitol, a day of remembrance and action for those affected by opioid, substance abuse
On Monday Morning, the Pennsylvania Chapter of Team Sharing, a support and advocacy group for mothers and fathers who have lost children to substance abuse joined grieving families on the Capitol steps to remember their loved ones and call for more action from leaders in Harrisburg in addressing substance abuse and opioid addiction across the commonwealth.
Officials renew outrage over failed bid for supervised injection site, call for oversight
The fallout from Safehouse’s failed bid to open a supervised injection site intensified on Monday as legislators sought to seize control over the process and called for more transparency.