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Various locations across Pennsylvania will be offering free naloxone Wednesday – and again Sept. 25 – as part of an ongoing effort to reduce opioid overdoses and direct people toward treatment.

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The photo that flashed onto the courtroom screen showed a young man dead on his bedroom floor, bare feet poking from the cuffs of his rolled-up jeans. Lurking on a trash can at the edge of the picture was what prosecutors said delivered this death: an ordinary, U.S. Postal Service envelope.

HARTFORD, Conn. — Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro said Pennsylvania isn't joining a nationwide deal to settle lawsuits against Purdue Pharma over its role in allegedly fueling the opioid crisis. On Thursday morning, Shapiro announced a separate lawsuit saying certain members of the family that owns Purdue are "personally liable for the devastation of the opioid crisis."

National Recovery Month, an annual celebration sponsored by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), is a national observance held every September with the goal of increasing awareness and understanding of mental and substance-use disorders and celebrating those in recovery. 

 

NORMAN, — In the first verdict of its kind, a Cleveland County district judge ruled Monday that pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson is responsible for causing the state’s opioid epidemic.