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What counts as saving a life? United States v. Safehouse kicks off

“You can only do that so many times before you think something has to change.”
By Nina Feldman, WHYY

Updated: July 10, 2019 | 9:26 am

Bloomberg Philanthropies gives Pennsylvania $10 million to reduce overdose deaths

“We see it as: The train has left the station, and it’s a train that we want to see get to the place it’s going.”
By Nina Feldman, WHYY

Pennsylvania could make it harder for doctors to prescribe buprenorphine

The Pennsylvania Senate is considering a bill that would further regulate the drug buprenorphine, which is used to treat opioid addiction because it curbs cravings and stems withdrawal symptoms.

By Nina Feldman, WHYY

Drexel survey shows wider neighborhood support for overdose prevention site

A new study from Drexel University’s Dornsife School of Public Health found that 90% of Kensington residents who responded to an in-person survey supported an overdose-prevention site in their neighborhood.

By Nina Feldman, WHYY

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