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Supreme Court urged to review ban on drug injection sites

The test case centers on a nonprofit group’s Safehouse project in Philadelphia.

By Maryclaire Dale/The Associated Press

Gov. Wolf calls drug issue in Philly ‘sad and depressing’ after tour of Kensington

Governor Wolf called for unity from politicians in Harrisburg to provide the funding needed not just for Philadelphia, but also for the rest of the state.

By Tom MacDonald/WHYY

How many people in Pa. use cannabis for addiction? The Wolf admin won’t say.

The state Department of Health said it was unable to “share specifics regarding patient use,” despite doing so in the past.

By Ed Mahon/Spotlight PA

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Updated: 2021-08-04 15:05:48

Feds roll back ‘confusing’ addiction funding rules that had deadly consequence in Pa.

The change impacts people who need addiction treatment and use medical marijuana for a substance use or mental health disorder.

By Ed Mahon/Spotlight PA

Lawmakers renew call for stronger addiction treatment oversight as two Pa. providers charged

Two Philadelphia addiction treatment facilities and their owners face criminal charges for allegedly sending illegal kickbacks to recovery homes and forcing patients into substandard care.

By Ed Mahon/Spotlight PA

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

A Kensington clinic brings vaccines to people recovering from substance use disorder

Dozens of residents at a Philadelphia drug and alcohol treatment program were able to get COVID-19 vaccinations Tuesday.

By Katie Meyer/WHYY