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Pennsylvania AG sues Purdue Pharma, noting sales reps’ role in opioid crisis

The lawsuit asks that the defendants forfeit all profits tied to OxyContin prescription in Pennsylvania, pay for the cost of the trial and pay civil penalties from $1,000 to $3,000 for each violation of consumer protection law.

By Brett Sholtis

Proposal would stop addiction centers from requiring positive drug tests in Pa.

The bill raises questions about a potentially dangerous practice, although it's unclear how common it is.
By Brett Sholtis

Regaining trust and fatherhood after opioids

Following rehab, Dan Albert moved to a recovery house and gradually began strengthening his relationship with his daughter. 

By Keira McGuire

How to stop overdoses? One Pa. lawmaker wants to perfect the ‘warm hand-off’

It's modeled after a Lehigh County program that has recovery counselors follow up with people who have overdosed.
By Katie Meyer

U.S. attorney flags over 300 Pa. doctors for opioid prescriptions

"It may be specifically related to their type of practice, or tosome sloppy prescribing practices."
By Brett Sholtis

Chester County joins local governments suing opioid manufacturers

At least 18 Pa. counties have filed similar lawsuits in recent years. 
By Nina Feldman, WHYY

Opioid prescription database helps Pa. doctors find at-risk patients

"We don’t want people to suffer, but we don’t want opioids to be overprescribed.”
By Nina Feldman, WHYY

State mulls more naloxone handouts after strong demand

"People have to be alive to get the help that they need. It gives people a chance to choose recovery again."
By Katie Meyer and Brett Sholtis

Updated: December 13, 2018 | 3:22 pm

The state is offering paramedics a type of naloxone the Health Department says they shouldn’t use

The Department of Health's policy directs the use of intravenous doses, not the nasal spray
By Brett Sholtis

State prepares to give out free overdose reversal drugs Thursday

The effort is intended to make the opioid overdose reversal drug more accessible to people who may need to use it on friends or family members
By Katie Meyer