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A bill to legalize syringe services in Pa. just passed a historic hurdle, but GOP opposition remains

The CDC says new users of syringe services programs are more likely to enter drug treatment. But providers in most of Pennsylvania risk arrest.

By Ed Mahon/Spotlight PA

Opioid settlement money is supposed to expand syringe services. A Pa. nonprofit just lost $150K because of them.

Billions of dollars are coming to states to help them respond to the opioid epidemic, but Pennsylvania's drug paraphernalia law is creating conflict.
By Ed Mahon/Spotlight PA and Sarah Boden/WESA

Justice Department expands claims against Pa. courts in opioid addiction treatment case

The federal Department of Justice recently broadened its accusations that Pa. courts discriminate against people with opioid use disorder by restricting access to medications.

By Ed Mahon/Spotlight PA

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Lawmakers renew call for stronger addiction treatment oversight as two Pa. providers charged

Two Philadelphia addiction treatment facilities and their owners face criminal charges for allegedly sending illegal kickbacks to recovery homes and forcing patients into substandard care.

By Ed Mahon/Spotlight PA

Inside some Pennsylvania rehabs, ‘it’s like COVID doesn’t exist’

When treatment facilities ignore coronavirus protocols, patients are forced to choose between recovery and safety.
By Aneri Pattani/Spotlight PA