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Pennsylvania counties have received their first payments from prescription drug companies

With opioid settlement money in hand, midstate counties are getting ready to take grant applications.

By Brett Sholtis

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

Pennsylvania and other states reach deal over marketing, safety of generic opioids

A former opioid manufacturer is agreeing in principle to pay up to $2.4 billion in a deal with a dozen states over its marketing and product safety practices.

By Mark Scolforo/The Associated Press

Pa. court system says it’s not responsible for county judges banning opioid addiction medication

A federal lawsuit alleges the Pennsylvania court system discriminated against people with opioid use disorder, raising questions about who is responsible for decisions made by local judges.

By Ed Mahon

Advocates call for statewide support for needle exchange programs in Pa.

A bill under consideration in the state House and a similar one in the state Senate’s judiciary committee would change Pennsylvania law to allow statewide syringe services programs

By Kiley Koscinski/WESA

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