Tag archive for ‘opioids’
By Staff On Thursday, August 1st, 2019

Pa. Opioid Update: Overdose deaths down; more free Narcan; help for families, docs

Governor Tom Wolf and health agency secretaries today announced a decrease in opioid drug overdose deaths from 2017 to 2018, and provided an update on efforts moving forward, including tuition and loan financial More...

By Charlie Sahner On Friday, February 22nd, 2019

Pennsylvania, Florida hardest hit by opioid crisis

Pennsylvania and Florida Are the two states hardest hit by the opioid epidemic, according to a study published Friday by the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). The two states, along with the District More...

By Staff On Wednesday, May 30th, 2018

Bucks County Sues Drug Makers Over Opioid Crisis

Bucks County sued major manufacturers and distributors of prescription drugs on Tuesday in an effort to fight addiction and recover damages from the costs of the opioid crisis. Overdose fatalities in Bucks County More...

By Charlie Sahner On Monday, December 26th, 2016

DEA Report Describes Battle Against ‘Prescription Opioid Epidemic’ in Pennsylvania

“Nearly 80,000 prescribers throughout the United States wrote more than 6.5 million prescriptions for nearly 500 million dosage units of oxycodone and hydrocodone products in 2015, which is enough to supply More...