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Pennsylvania restricts animal sedative linked to overdoses

Ohio restricted xylazine as well.
By Marc Levy/The Associated Press

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

US Supreme Court won’t hear dispute over injection sites — like one proposed in Philadelphia

Organizers of the Safehouse project say federal “crackhouse” laws enacted are not intended to criminalize medically supervised centers.
By The Associated Press

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/WITF