opioids

June 25, 2019 - 9:17 am
CLEVELAND (AP) — Tension is emerging between lawyers representing state and local governments over the path forward in a set of lawsuits seeking to hold the drug industry accountable for the toll of the nation's opioid crisis. A federal judge is holding a hearing Tuesday in Cleveland on a plan...
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FILE - In this Aug. 17, 2018 file photo, family and friends who lost loved ones to opioid overdoses protest outside the headquarters of Purdue Pharma, maker of the maker of painkiller OxyContin, in Stamford, Conn. The World Health Organization notified U.S. lawmakers Wednesday, June 19, 2019, that it will discontinue two publications on opioid painkiller prescribing, in response to allegations that the pharmaceutical industry influenced the reports. The pledge to remove the guidelines - viewed around the world as best practices in public health - comes a month after U.S. Reps. Katherine Clark and Hal Rogers accused the WHO of being influenced by Purdue. The lawmakers’ report claimed the guidelines were crafted by organizations with financial ties to the company, who worked to downplay risks addiction and overstate the benefits of opioids. Purdue has denied the allegations. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill, File)
June 19, 2019 - 11:24 pm
The World Health Organization notified U.S. lawmakers Wednesday that it will discontinue two publications on prescribing opioid painkillers in response to allegations that the pharmaceutical industry influenced the reports. The pledge to remove the guidelines comes a month after U.S. Reps...
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October 11, 2018 - 2:50 pm
Harrisburg, PA – Wolf Administration cabinet officials from the Department of Human Services (DHS) and the Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs (DDAP) today held an event at the Capitol to announce grant funding from the federal government awarded to Pennsylvania to support kinship navigator...
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September 24, 2018 - 5:15 pm
Harrisburg – Governor Tom Wolf today signed the third renewal of his 90-day opioid disaster declaration amid a call to the General Assembly to pass Senate Bill 1001, which would establish a mechanism for a public health emergency. “I am pleased to be able to renew the opioid disaster declaration...
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July 16, 2018 - 5:22 pm
Harrisburg, PA – The Wolf Administration today introduced opioid prescribing guidelines for workers’ compensation to help health care providers determine when opioids are appropriate for treatment of someone injured on the job. “In 2017, there were more than 17,000 workers’ compensation claims made...
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April 11, 2018 - 1:48 pm
Governor Wolf Backs Bipartisan Bills to Help ‘Grandfamilies’ Affected by Opioid Crisis Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today threw his support behind bipartisan state and federal proposals to help “grandfamilies” and aid grandparents who have assumed sole care-giving responsibilities for their...
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