Stories tagged: "opioid crisis"

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How the COVID-19 Pandemic is Enabling Opioid Addiction

State officials anticipate 2020 opioid overdose death totals will exceed those of each of the past three years, including 2017, a year many consider the height of the opioid crisis.

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‘They’re Not Calling 911’: Overdose Deaths Are Spiking in Pennsylvania

Health officials across the state are raising the alarm about an increase in overdose deaths during the novel coronavirus pandemic.

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First Overdose Prevention Site in the U.S. Delays Opening In Philadelphia

On Tuesday, a judge ruled that the proposed facility does not violate federal law. Research shows these controversial sites have been found to reduce overdose deaths and increase access to health services.