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Feds sue Pennsylvania court system over bans on opioid meds

The U.S. Department of Justice has filed a lawsuit accusing Pennsylvania’s judicial system of violating federal law.

By Claudia Lauer/The Associated Press

Justice Department finds Pa. courts discriminated against people with opioid use disorder

A letter from the Department of Justice could have widespread ramifications for Pennsylvanians who are under a court’s supervision and use doctor-prescribed medications to treat opioid use disorder.

By Ed Mahon

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Updated: February 4, 2022 | 2:52 pm

Philadelphia and Pittsburgh district attorneys lose round in opioid settlement suit

The district attorneys for Philadelphia and Allegheny County have lost a round in their legal challenge of the $26 billion national opioid settlement, with a Pennsylvania appeals court ruling Friday that their suit against the state attorney general was premature.

By The Associated Press

Opioid addiction and sobriety highlighted in statewide social media campaign

Pennsylvania is touting the success of its initiative that aims to reduce the stigma surrounding people battling opioid addiction.

By Anthony Orozco

Berks County DA asks public for help amid spike in overdoses

Berks County District Attorney John T. Adams said there have been an “astronomical” number of recent overdoses in West Reading Borough and the City of Reading. He issued a health alert Monday in response to the spike.

By Julia Agos