In the News

2022

 

Jul 27

You can now get an injectable form of naloxone without a prescription in Pennsylvania

"Pennsylvania is expanding a standing order to allow people to obtain naloxone in..."

 

Jun 24

Experts Say We Have the Tools to Fight Addiction. So Why Are More Americans Overdosing Than Ever?

"New data shows a surge in overdose deaths involving fentanyl and methamphetamine. Overall, the nation saw..."

 

May 11

Overdose Deaths Continue Rising, With Fentanyl and Meth Key Culprits

"New data shows a surge in overdose deaths involving fentanyl and methamphetamine. Overall, the nation saw..."

 

Mar 10

Opioid Victims Confront Purdue Pharma's Sackler Family: 'It Will Never End For Me'

"For 4,804 days, Kristy Nelson's mind replays the 911 call she made when she discovered..."

 

Feb 13

Overdose Deaths in the United States Are Rising at a Troubling Rate

"Overdoses are increasing at a troubling rate..."

 

Jan 2

Nearly One Million Overdose Deaths Have Been Reported Since the Beginning of the Opioid Crisis, Research Finds

"New research from the National Center for Health Statistics found that 932,364 died from drug overdoses in.."

 

Jan 2

Overdose Deaths Continue to Rise; One Ellensburg Family Tells Their Story of Loss and Grief

"Fentanyl, a synthetic opioid, is a silent killer.." 

 

Jan 2

New York City Will Install 10 Vending Machines that Dispense Naloxone and Clean Needles to Help Fight the Opioid Crisis

"New York City health officials are launching a pilot program for public health vending machines (PHVM) to.." 

2021

 

Dec 30

More than a Million Americans Have Died From Overdoses During the Opioid Epidemic

"Deaths due to drug overdose have topped a million for the first time since.." 

 

Dec 20

CDC: Fentanyl Overdoses Now Leading Cause of Death for Americans Aged 18 to 45

"We are now almost two years into the COVID-19 pandemic, but a new analysis shows.." 

 

Nov 30

Nation’s First Supervised Drug-Injection Sites Open in New York

"In an attempt to curb a surge in overdose deaths caused by.." 

 

Nov 22

Inside Fentanyl’s Mounting Death Toll: ‘This Is Poison’

"While a rise in overdose deaths shows the devastating consequences of .." 

 

Nov 17

Overdose Deaths Reached Record High as the Pandemic Spread

"Americans died of drug overdoses in record numbers as the pandemic spread across.." 

 

Oct 27

HHS Secretary Becerra Announces New Overdose Prevention Strategy

"Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra today announced the release of..." 

 

Sept 13

New Report Seeks to Explore Role of Race and Trauma in Opioid Overdose Deaths in Philadelphia

"Racism, childhood trauma, and the COVID-19 pandemic have dramatically affected opioid overdose deaths in.." 

 

Aug 17

Student-Founded Nonprofit Trains More Than 1,000 People to Respond to Opioid Overdoses

"End Overdose Together had to change its training model when the COVID-19 pandemic hit, but its pivot to virtual will..." 

 

Jul 14

‘It’s Huge, It’s Historic, It’s Unheard-of’: Drug Overdose Deaths Spike

"As Covid raged, so did the country’s other epidemic. Drug overdose deaths rose nearly 30 percent in 2020 to..."

 

Jul 13

Letter to DEA Administrator Anne Milgram re X-Waiver 2021

"We ask you to support the complete removal of the federal X-Waiver so that millions of Americans in need can..." 

2020

 

Aug 31

Narcan Must Become as Commonplace as CPR

"While the world continues to navigate the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, our other epidemic hasn't..."

 

Aug 31

We Need Naloxone Now More Than Ever

"He was barely breathing, his pupils were pinpoint, and, at the rate his oxygen levels were dropping, he had..."

 

Aug 19

Gov. Wolf Signs 11th Renewal of Opioid Disaster Declaration to Continue Work to Aid in Opioid Epidemic

"Governor Tom Wolf signed his 11th renewal of his January 2018 opioid disaster declaration to help..."

 

Aug 18

Wolf Administration: Third Naloxone Standing Order Allows Naloxone to be Obtained by Mail

"The Wolf Administration today announced that Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine signed an..."

 

Aug 14

Issue brief: Reports of increases in opioid related overdose and other concerns during COVID pandemic

"As the COVID-19 global pandemic continues, so does the nation’s opioid epidemic..."

 

Aug 11

Working to End Overdose Together

"Muhlenberg tennis player Caroline Armknecht writes about her summer research aimed at..."

 

Jan 17

Muhlenberg College Kicks Off Opioid Prevention Project

"Kevan Shah, a sophomore at the college, studied the impact of opioid overdose deaths in…"

 

Jan 17

Muhlenberg Receives $100,000 Opioid Prevention in Higher Education Grant

"Last week, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf announced that Muhlenberg would be…"

 

Jan 16

Drug and Alcohol Secretary Helps Kick Off Campus Opioid Prevention Projects at Muhlenberg College

"Allentown, PA - Today, Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs (DDAP) Secretary Jennifer Smith joined community members and local officials at…"

 

Jan 16

Muhlenberg College Implements Opioid Overdose Prevention Program

"Allentown, PA - Muhlenberg College in Allentown is teaming up with the Pennsylvania Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs to…"

 

Jan 9

Wolf Administration Awards Nearly $1 Million in Grants to Higher Education Institutions for Opioid Prevention

"Harrisburg, PA - Governor Tom Wolf announced today that the Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs (DDAP) is awarding…"