Report: Rural areas have less access to substance use treatment resources

BY: - May 19, 2023

Democratic Gov. Josh Shapiro has proposed allocating more than $48 million to the department’s efforts in his 2023-24 fiscal year budget. 

Pa’s Casey, Dean back bill that would cut cost of opioid addiction treatment

BY: - March 16, 2023

“The opioid epidemic is devastating communities and tearing families apart in Pennsylvania and across the nation,” Casey, of Scranton, said in a statement.

Philly announces plan to invest $200M in opioid settlement funds

BY: - January 7, 2023

The initial investments will go to 'an array of crisis response strategies' both citywide and in targeted neighborhoods, officials said.

Pa. Physician General discusses Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome in Crawford County

BY: - April 8, 2022

The overall NAS incidence rate in Pennsylvania is 11.9 cases per 1,000 live births, according to the Department of Health’s 2021 Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome report. 

Justice Department finds Pa. courts in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act

BY: - February 7, 2022

The DOJ found that several Pa. county courts ban medications for the treatment of opioid use disorder in drug, mental health and DUI court, as well as during probation and parole.