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Study: Over half of car crash victims had drugs or alcohol in their systems

“We also are concerned that nearly 20% of road users tested positive for two or more drugs, including alcohol.”

By The Associated Press

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Doctors discuss drug overdose crises and resources on International Overdose Awareness Day

International Overdose Awareness Day is Wednesday and Dr. Bonnie Milas, Professor of Clinical Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine for the University of Pennsylvania’s Perelman School of Medicine and Dr. Patti Anewalt, Director of Pathways Center for Grief & Loss joined us on Tuesday’s Smart Talk to spread awareness of the drug overdose epidemic and provide resources that for victims and families.

By Aniya Faulcon

Public database significantly undercounts former drug labs in Pa. Here’s why home buyers, renters should care.

A hot housing market has buyers and renters making quick decisions to compete for properties, but in Pennsylvania ensuring those homes are clean from former drug activity is difficult.

By Jamie Martines/Spotlight PA

Pa. is on the brink of regulating recovery homes for the first time. Here’s what you need to know.

The Wolf administration could implement new oversight of recovery homes by mid-2022, though challenges could cause delays.
By Ed Mahon/Spotlight PA

Pitt study rejects idea that marijuana is a ‘gateway drug’

Researchers looked at state-level aggregate data from California, Maine, Massachusetts and Nevada, which all legalized marijuana at the start of 2017.

By Sarah Boden/WESA
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