Opioid Crisis

Narcan (naloxone) will be used to help deal with overdoses of opiates and opioids
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KDKA Radio Staff
September 07, 2020 - 7:57 pm
Free Hep C and HIV testing will also be available.
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Rachel Kalas
August 18, 2020 - 8:16 pm
The Wolf Administration signed an updated naloxone standing order that will allow community-based organizations to provide naloxone by mail.
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Naloxone Dispensing Pharmacy Sign
Shelby Cassesse
September 16, 2019 - 2:35 pm
State healthcare officials were at UPMC today to kick off “Stop Overdoses in PA: Get Help Now Week.”
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Commonwealth Media Services
Joe DeStio
September 12, 2019 - 11:16 am
One day after Purdue Pharma reached a tentative deal with a couple dozen states to settle lawsuits over opioid addiction, Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro is taking his own action.
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Associated Press
August 27, 2019 - 7:28 pm
Oklahoma's legal fight against the opioid industry has racked up settlements and judgments of nearly $1 billion
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Grandparent with grandchild
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Jennifer Bloodworth
August 05, 2019 - 11:05 am
KinConnector, a new resource for grandparents caring for grandchildren, will serve the growing population of Pennsylvanians raising their relatives’ kids amid the opioid epidemic.
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(AP Photo/John Minchillo)
July 18, 2019 - 1:38 pm
The numbers are staggering: An average yearly total of 107 opioid pills per resident were distributed over a seven-year period in this rural county deep in Appalachia.
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June 26, 2019 - 2:54 pm
Allegheny County saw a sharp drop in accidental overdose deaths last year.
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Marty Griffin and Wendy Bell
June 26, 2019 - 11:23 am
Wendy and Marty will discuss downward trend of life expectancy in the U.S. and the opioid crisis on Wednesday's show.
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Office of the Attorney General of Pennsylvania
May 14, 2019 - 8:09 pm
On May 2, 2019 Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro sued the pharmaceutical giant responsible for fueling the opioid epidemic in Pennsylvania.
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