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Pennsylvania can’t fine addiction treatment facilities that break rules. Some lawmakers want to change that.

The ability to charge fines or fees could weed out bad actors and prevent ongoing harm, experts say, but there’s already pushback from the provider industry.

By Ed Mahon/Spotlight PA

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As debate rages over a supervised injection site, some ask, ‘Do public meetings empower privilege?’

“The most insulting part about this whole process is the lack of community input."
By Jake Blumgart/WHYY

Centre County DA, police investigating three suspected overdose deaths in one week

“You can’t ignore the possibility that somebody has cut opioids with something that’s really lethal..."
By Anne Danahy/WPSU

Berks DA issues public health alert after rash of overdoses

A midstate district attorney’s office is issuing a public health alert after a recent rash of drug overdoses.

By Rachel McDevitt

Updated: September 23, 2019 | 4:31 pm

Man arrested in overdose deaths of 3 at Pittsburgh after-party

“Police are concerned about a tainted, potentially deadly batch of drugs in the community,” the Pittsburgh Department of Public Safety said in a statement.

By The Associated Press