New Jersey County Jails Getting $7.8M For Opioid-Addiction TreatmentNew Jersey will provide $7.8 million to county jails to support opioid addiction treatment for inmates.
CVS Pharmacy Adds Time Delay To Safes Containing Opioids In Pennsylvania Stores To Crack Down On TheftsPennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro said the technology has worked in other states.
Pennsylvania Attorney General Files Lawsuit Against OxyContin Drugmaker, Accuses Company Of Fueling Opioid EpidemicPennsylvania's state attorney general filed a lawsuit Tuesday accusing the company that makes OxyContin of fueling the opioid epidemic, making it at least the 39th state to make such a claim against Purdue Pharma.
Marijuana Legalization Could Help Offset Opioid Epidemic, Studies FindExperts have proposed using medical marijuana to help Americans struggling with opioid addiction. Now, two studies suggest that there is merit to that strategy.
Trump Opioid Plan Includes Death Penalty For Drug TraffickersPresident Donald Trump's plan to combat opioid drug addiction calls for stiffer penalties for drug traffickers, including the death penalty where appropriate under current law.
Report: More Than 49,000 Patients Under Age 21 Went To ER For Opioid AddictionChildren are being caught up in this pressing public health problem in alarming numbers.
US Drug Overdose Deaths Reach New HighThe latest government numbers reported find that drug overdose deaths in 2016 continued to climb despite ongoing efforts to stem the the overdose epidemic.
Doctor Charged With Selling Prescription Pills To Drug RingAuthorities say a New Jersey doctor sold prescriptions for an opioid painkiller and anti-anxiety medication to a drug dealing ring.
State To Supply 300,000 Drug Disposal Pouches To 12 CountiesShapiro said 278 pharmacies will provide pouches in Blair, Butler, Cambria, Erie, Fayette, Indiana, Lackawanna, Lawrence, Lehigh, Luzerne, Mercer and Montour counties.
Gov. Wolf Asking Lawmakers For Another $10 Million To Battle Opioid EpidemicThis is an effort to expand access to naloxone, which can prevent overdose deaths.
AP: Official Says Prince Died Of Opioid OverdosePrince died of an opioid overdose, a law-enforcement said on Thursday.
Zeoli Show Log 05.12.16Rich discussed Donald Trump meeting with Paul Ryan and Reince Priebus, President Obama's visit to Hiroshima and news outlets treating Trump as a President. He also discussed Caitlyn Jenner changing her mind, a Hillary supporter struggling with the pledge of allegiance and more. Rich spoke with Ron Miscavige at 4pm, Dr. Mazz at 4:30pm & Steve Cordasco at 5:20pm.
Pa. Issues New Guidelines For Prescribing PainkillersPennsylvania has issued new guidelines for medical professionals on the use of opioid painkillers in an effort to stem the rising tide of prescription drug addiction.
Abuse of Prescription Drugs Is An 'Epidemic,' According To Philadelphia OfficialsThe growing addiction problem is adding to the number of emergency room visits, rescue calls, treatment placements and deaths in Philadelphia every year.