The attorney general of Pennsylvania has announced plans to supply 300,000 drug deactivation and disposal pouches to a dozen counties hardest hit by the opioid epidemic. http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/news/local/Pennsylvania-to-Distribute-Deactivation-Pouches-to-Battle-Opioid-Crisis-433904413.html#utm_sguid=154075,b023c944-6c12-f709-47a3-cc5240aa5afd
A decades-long trend of economic stagnation & social immobility may be to blame for a shocking increase in death rates among middle-aged white Americans, a new study finds, as the number of deaths caused by drugs, alcohol abuse & suicide reaches levels not seen in generations...
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Pennsylvania has joined a multi-state investigation into whether drug makers illegally marketed and sold their most dangerous drugs. http://abc27.com/2017/06/15/pennsylvania-joins-national-probe-of-opioid-makers/#utm_sguid=154075,9faf69c7-4c25-854b-b6ae-2c8971d25859
As state legislators seek to address the heroin and opioid overdose epidemic, support appears to be growing for the idea of forcing some drug abusers into treatment. http://www.philly.com/philly/news/politics/Should-Pa-considers-bills-that-would-let-families-commit-involuntary-treatment-for-addicts-.html
To really have an open mind on marijuana is to evaluate all of the evidence, to understand the costs to society and to individuals of marijuana use, and to weigh those against the benefits of decriminalizing or legalizing marijuana. http://www.drugfreeworkplace.org/10-facts-about-marijuana/
“The abuse and diversion of pharmaceutical drugs, particularly prescription opioids, in Pennsylvania is of grave concern,” the report began. “In 2015, more than 53 percent of more than 3,400 drug-related overdose deaths in Pennsylvania indicated the presence of a prescription opioid.” http://newhopefreepress.com/2016/12/26/dea-report-describes-battle-against-prescription-opioid-epidemic-in-pennsylvania/