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April 24, 2019 - 1:48 pm
President Donald Trump claimed credit Wednesday for progress in battling the opioid epidemic amid debate over whether the crisis has peaked and what his administration has accomplished.
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Joe DeStio
January 03, 2019 - 10:47 am
While numbers are far from final, the number of drug overdose deaths in Allegheny County for 2018 is expected to drop substantially from 2017.
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December 21, 2018 - 7:51 am
The 324-page report followed an 18-month investigation and focused on the three largest U.S. wholesale drug companies.
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December 06, 2018 - 2:55 pm
The Wolf Administration will distribute free naloxone statewide to any Pennsylvanian who want it next week.
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Robert Mangino
December 04, 2018 - 6:13 pm
A study done by JAMA, the Journal of American Medical Association is shining light on the role dental prescriptions play in the opioid epidemic that is sweeping the country.
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November 02, 2018 - 9:24 am
By MICHAEL BALSAMO , Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Opioid overdose deaths hit the highest level ever recorded in the United States last year, with an estimated 200 people dying per day, according to a report by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration. Preliminary figures show more than 72,000...
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October 23, 2018 - 2:08 pm
On Tuesday, Governor Tom Wolf signed two bills into law that support grandparents who are raising their grandchildren, as a result of the opioid epidemic.
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September 18, 2018 - 1:49 pm
The bipartisan Opioid Crisis Response Act of 2018 passed the U.S. Senate Monday by a vote of 99-1.
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August 24, 2018 - 5:36 pm
President Donald Trump has toured the neonatal intensive care unit of an Ohio children's hospital that treats babies affected by the opioid epidemic.
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Robert Mangino
July 26, 2018 - 6:51 pm
Pennsylvania will receive nearly $5 million to help residents impacted by the opioid epidemic find employment.
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