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US Attorney Assembles Group to Address Growing Problem of Opiate Overdoses

US Attorney Assembles Group To Address Growing Problem Of Opiate Overdoses
“I've been in the field over 30 years in western Pennsylvania, and at this time, the problem with prescription drug abuse, heroin addiction and drug overdose deaths have never been worse in our community,” said group co-chair Nick Capretto …
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Drug debate: Will punishing women who take drugs while pregnant help, hurt or
They believe mothers worried about criminal charges are more likely to avoid addiction treatment or prenatal care, and unlikely to seek treatment for infants suffering from the symptoms of drug dependency. Some may leave the state or seek abortions to …
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Addicted to Profits: Insurance companies adjust coverage of methadone clinics
“Substance abuse requires comprehensive approaches that include prevention, intervention and treatment. But if we can get these unneeded drugs out of our neighborhoods, we will be taking a step in the right direction.” Yet, amid this opiate epidemic, …
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