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News and Announcements - Wolf Administration Takes Step to Help Law Enforcement Combat Synthetic Fentanyl

Thursday, March 22, 2018

The Wolf Administration today announced synthetic fentanyl-related substances will now be...

News and Announcements - Wolf Administration Unveils PA Overdose Information Network

Monday, March 19, 2018

Wolf Administration officials held a press conference today to unveil the latest effort to...

News and Announcements - Wolf Administration Continues to Address Opioid Crisis, Unveils Opioid Data Dashboard to Provide Dat

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Governor Tom Wolf today continued his administration's fight against the opioid epidemic...

News and Announcements - Should patients in drug treatment need to go through counseling?

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

State Rep. Kerry Benninghoff on Tuesday introduced a bill that would require every patient...

News and Announcements - Will state court ruling granting immunity to drug users who self-report ODs have a wide impact?

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Will a new state court ruling that shields drug users from some criminal prosecution if they...

News and Announcements - Charity that arose from overdose death of young mom gets honors, funding boost

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Like so many parents who lost a child to the opioid addiction crisis, Wendy Loranzo vowed to do...

News and Announcements - ERs in Pennsylvania, Delaware report huge increases in opioid overdoses

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Emergency department visits for opioid overdoses are up nationwide, new data from the Centers...

News and Announcements - York County Coroner issues warning after 12 overdose deaths in 9 days

Monday, March 5, 2018

The York County Coroner's Office issued a warning Sunday, March 4, after 12 people died...

News and Announcements - Overdoses rarely lead to prosecutions

Monday, March 5, 2018

Last year in Pennsylvania, 261 people were criminally charged with dealing drugs that caused...

News and Announcements - A look at the opioid epidemic in Pennsylvania

Friday, March 2, 2018

Later this month WITF joins Pennsylvania Public Media stations for focused, statewide coverage...

News and Announcements - Governor Wolf Announces End to Policy that Delays Access to Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder

Thursday, March 1, 2018

At a press conference at Crozer-Chester Medical Center in Upland today, Governor Tom Wolf...

News and Announcements - Pennsylvania drug overdose deaths outpacing all other states

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

The number of drug overdose deaths in Pennsylvania is increasing more rapidly than drug deaths...

News and Announcements - Babies addicted to opioids: A crisis crying for a count

Friday, February 23, 2018

About 2 percent of all babies born in Pennsylvania - 2,700 a year - are exposed to addictive...

News and Announcements - AmeriHealth to offer anti-opioid drug at no cost to members

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

AmeriHealth New Jersey has changed its benefits policy to include a no-cost share offer to its...

News and Announcements - PA opioid epidemic is focus of Clarion University conference

Monday, February 19, 2018

Clarion University will host "Communities in Crisis - PA Opioid Epidemic" from...

News and Announcements - Biggest Pa. Health insurer 'declares war on opioids,' using limits, data to fight addiction

Monday, February 19, 2018

Health insurer Highmark will use analytics to help Pennsylvania doctors more safely treat the...

News and Announcements - Cumberland County suing opioid manufacturers, distributors

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Cumberland County is the latest to join a number of governments suing opioid manufacturers and...


Wednesday, February 14, 2018

COA Awareness Week is a national – and international – awareness campaign to...

News and Announcements - Pennsylvania's drug treatment industry is growing rapidly and it raises concerns

Saturday, February 10, 2018

The Pennsylvania drug abuse treatment industry, stoked by an out-of-control opioid drug crisis...

News and Announcements - New group urges adults be kids' anti-drug choice

Saturday, February 3, 2018

Officials in Cumberland and Perry counties have launched a campaign to increase positive...

News and Announcements - 'Do no harm': Dauphin County commissioners sue opioid manufacturers, doctors

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

HARRISBURG - Do no harm.  That is the cornerstone of the medical practice, and...

News and Announcements - Prescription Drug Monitoring Program: Interactive Data Report

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

This tool gives you an interactive look at controlled substance prescribing and drug overdose...

News and Announcements - Pennsylvania Launches New Interactive Database for Drug Prescribing and Overdose Information

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

The Wolf Administration today announced the launch of a new interactive data report system that...

News and Announcements - Safe injection sites to fight opioid overdose deaths get green light from Philadelphia officials

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

After a year in which overdoses outstripped the murder rate by 4-1, librarians ran outside to...

News and Announcements - Cumberland County to begin Opioid Intervention Court

Monday, January 22, 2018

Cumberland County will soon deploy a new tool it hopes will stem the rising tide of overdose...

News and Announcements - Ex-Addicts Embrace Life While Enduring Fatal ODs Around Them

Saturday, January 20, 2018

Nine years after he pulled the trigger on committing suicide, Hiles loves the life he lives...

News and Announcements - Langerholc bill would provide job training for recovering addicts

Thursday, January 18, 2018

The "Recovery to Work Pilot Program" would pair local workforce development...

News and Announcements - Wolf asks Trump for more money to fight opioid epidemic

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Gov. Tom Wolf Tuesday asked the federal government to provide more funding for the opioid abuse...

News and Announcements - Wolf declares opioid crisis a state emergency

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

In a press conference Wednesday, Gov. Tom Wolf declared a state of emergency over...

News and Announcements - Beware these 7 myths of opioid addiction

Thursday, January 4, 2018

Think you know everything you need to know about opioid addiction? Consider these seven myths...

News and Announcements - Fighting the opioid crisis

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

The heroin and opioid epidemic is the No. 1 public-health and public-safety challenge facing...

News and Announcements - Feds employ data-driven early warning system in opioid fight

Monday, January 1, 2018

Authorities have been going after so-called "pill mills" for years, but the...

News and Announcements - Life Expectancy Drops Again As Opioid Deaths Surge In U.S.

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Life expectancy in the U.S. fell for the second year in a row in 2016, nudged down again by a...

News and Announcements - Drug and Alcohol Deaths at U.S. Workplaces Soar

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

The number of U.S. deaths at work from unintentional drug and alcohol overdoses jumped more than...

News and Announcements - Finding Hope: A young woman's journey back from heroin addiction

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Steele would go on to overdose two more times in the span of a week in the fall of 2016, she...

News and Announcements - ABC27 launches reports on ‘Fighting the Opioid Epidemic’

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Every day in Pennsylvania alone, opioids kill 13 people. ABC27 News decided to try to help do...

News and Announcements - Governor Wolf Signs Legislation to Regulate Recovery Homes

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Governor Tom Wolf today signed Senate Bill 446 to give the Pennsylvania Department of Drug and...

News and Announcements - As opioid deaths rise, so too does cost to investigate them

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

As fatal overdoses continue to spike, county coroners and prosecutors are at odds over whether...

News and Announcements - Prosecutors file record number of drug delivery resulting in death charges

Sunday, December 17, 2017

Determined to attack the opioid crisis, Pennsylvania prosecutors filed a record number of...

News and Announcements - This Pa. county finds hidden overdoses, counts them accurately

Friday, December 15, 2017

In the statewide opioid crisis, public information can be slow to come. Important statistics,...

News and Announcements - Heroin crisis turns back clock on grandparents, making them struggling parents again

Monday, December 11, 2017

In Pennsylvania, about 88,000 grandparents are raising 195,000 grandchildren. In about 40...

News and Announcements - Tracking the opioid crisis a challenge

Monday, December 11, 2017

It's the beginning of December, and Chuck Kiessling can't tell you how many...

News and Announcements - Pa. does not regulate addiction recovery houses, and lawmakers say that's hurting fight against opio

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Pennsylvania does not regulate addiction recovery houses. As the opioid crisis takes center...

News and Announcements - Attorney General Shapiro pushes to improve reporting of opioid deaths

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro said Wednesday that there has been a lack of...

News and Announcements - Pa. hotline links those in need with help to confront opioid addiction

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

One of the most frequent complaints that Jennifer Smith, acting secretary of...

News and Announcements - PA's Drug, Alcohol & Suicide Death Rate Could Jump 46 Percent In Next 10 Years, According To Report

Monday, November 27, 2017

The death rate in Pennsylvania from drugs, alcohol and suicide could increase 46 percent over...

News and Announcements - Lancaster panel: Addicted employees deserve chance to work

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

What can employers do when the opioid epidemic hits their employees? They might have a...

News and Announcements - Washington and Harrisburg could be on the same page with the opioid crisis

Sunday, November 5, 2017

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf, a Democrat, wants Congress to pass the Combating the Opioid Epidemic...

News and Announcements - Banking department offers opioid-related advice for financial professionals

Thursday, November 2, 2017

The opioid epidemic touches every segment of society. Even the financial services...

News and Announcements - Act 40 of 2017 establishes the Emergency Drug and Alcohol Detoxification Program

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Act 40 of 2017 establishes the Emergency Drug and Alcohol Detoxification Program, Kaufer said,...

News and Announcements - Trump and the opioid battle: What you need to know

Friday, October 27, 2017

President Donald Trump has declared America's opioid crisis a "public health...

News and Announcements - Stemming the rising tide of opioid abuse takes 'a community and family'

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

The numbers told the story. Many in the crowd of more than 65 people attending a meeting on...

News and Announcements - Deadly combination of cocaine, fentanyl 'changes the game'

Monday, October 23, 2017

Cocaine is getting a lot more dangerous. Health and law enforcement officials in several...

News and Announcements - Gov. Wolf: More Narcan for overdoses, but then treatment

Friday, October 20, 2017

Gov. Tom Wolf announced on Friday plans to give 120,000 doses of the anti-overdose drug naloxone...

News and Announcements - Penn State social science researchers collaborate to study opioid epidemic

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Drug overdoses from prescription opioids, heroin, and synthetic...

News and Announcements - Penn State Health to establish medication-assisted opioid treatment program

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Penn State Health is leading creation of a new system to ensure people in south central...

News and Announcements - Governor urges passage of legislation to combat Heroin and Opioid Epidemic

Monday, October 16, 2017

Harrisburg, Pa. – Governor Wolf today urged the General Assembly to consider an...

News and Announcements - Innovative Research and the Opioid Epidemic: Are We Closer to Finding Solutions?

Friday, October 13, 2017

As the opioid epidemic continues to intensify, innovative scientific solutions provide much...

News and Announcements - Opioid crisis: Researchers employ new method to track overdose victims

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

(Statewide) A new way to collect and organize data could be the answer to tackling the...

News and Announcements - University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania coroners coordinate data on drug overdoses

Saturday, October 7, 2017

(Westmoreland) A more complete picture of statewide overdose death statistics is slowly coming...

News and Announcements - PA Offering $5M Worth Of Naloxone To First Responders

Friday, October 6, 2017

(Statewide) Pennsylvania will spend $5 million on the overdose-reversal medication naloxone to...

News and Announcements - Yaw Announces 'State of Addiction' Public Hearing

Thursday, September 28, 2017

(Statewide) State Senator Gene Yaw (R-23), Chairman of the Center for Rural Pennsylvania Board...

News and Announcements - These Are The Surgeries With The Highest Risk Of Chronic Opioid Use

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Overprescribing pain pills after surgery led to a surplus of 3.3 billion unused opioids in...

News and Announcements - No cost to taxpayers as county sues opioid manufacturers

Monday, September 25, 2017

(Dauphin) Dauphin County commissioners today retained a law firm to take to court companies...

News and Announcements - Heroin death changes Pa. family with no secrets: 'We're in year 12 and we still have bad days'

Friday, September 22, 2017

(Statewide) The Cribari family lost Natalie Cribari to heroin addiction in 2006. Before that she...

News and Announcements - Millennials prefer healthy habits, less likely to choose opioids to manage pain

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Survey finds millennials regret opioid use, lack knowledge on proper disposal Often spending...

News and Announcements - Overdose News Bulletin

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Pennsylvania Association of County Drug and Alcohol Administrators

News and Announcements - State monitoring program reduces prescription drug abuse

Sunday, September 10, 2017

By Matthew Rink Pennsylvania was one of the last states to implement a prescription drug...

News and Announcements - Prescription drug monitoring programs evaluated by Penn State researchers

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Published in Penn State News, 8/17/17

News and Announcements - The Intern vs. the Epidemic: Public health student takes his classroom knowledge to the streets

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Article on public health student dealing with opioid crisis in Massachusetts

News and Announcements - New Interactive Map Highlights State-Specific Trends in Opioid-Related Hospitalizations

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

New Interactive Map Highlights State-Specific Trends in Opioid-Related Hospitalizations

News and Announcements - Pa. insurers taken in by national heroin addiction treatment scam

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Source: PennLive, 7/28/2017

News and Announcements - STAT forecast: Opioids could kill nearly 500,000 Americans in the next decade

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

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News and Announcements - Breaking the Opioid Habit in Dentists’ Offices

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Tina Rosenberg, FIXES JULY 10, 2017

News and Announcements - Opioid prescribing is still high and varies widely throughout the U.S.

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Half of U.S. counties seeing fewer opioid prescriptions Embargoed Until: Thursday, July 6,...

News and Announcements - The Opioid Epidemic Is Literally Changing Kids’ Brains

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

One effect: These children are more likely to use drugs later in life. Julia LurieJul. 5,...

News and Announcements - Opioid Epidemic Practical Toolkit: Helping Faith and Community Leaders Bring Hope and Healing to Our

Friday, September 1, 2017

In 2015 alone, more than 33,000 people in the United States died of opioid overdose, which is...

News and Announcements - Pain Management and the Opioid Epidemic: Balancing Societal and Individual Benefits and Risks of Pre

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Drug overdose, driven largely by overdose related to the use of opioids, is now the leading...


“Mending Broken Fences”: A Holistic Approach Community Forum

Tuesday, April 10, 2018 6:00 PM

Representative Patty Kim will provide legislative updates regarding child welfare laws and answer questions on the process to make changes to the l...

"Communities in Crisis - PA Opioid Epidemic"

Thursday, April 12, 2018 8:30 AM

PA opioid epidemic is focus of Clarion University conference
Clarion University will host "Communities in Crisis - PA Opioid Epidemic&q...

Conference - The Opioid Crisis: The Clinician’s Role and Treatment Practices, Pittsburgh, PA

Monday, June 25, 2018 12:00 AM

Conference - The Opioid Crisis: The Clinician’s Role and Treatment Practices
Pittsburgh, PA
June 25 – 26, 2018