Archive: Harm Reduction

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Purdue Pharmaceuticals Bankruptcy Settlement Paused

By Paul Fedore / September 5, 2023
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While state and local governments have begun receiving their share of opioid settlement funds from a variety of parties held responsible for harm, the maker of the drug that is at the center of the opioid crisis, Purdue Pharma, has been trying to shield its wealthy Sackler family owners from further lawsuits over their role […]

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Federal agencies approve new Harm Reduction Resources

By Paul Fedore / August 28, 2023
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Harm Reduction advocates have been hard at work trying to get state, local and federal governments to increase and expand resources and services to combat the opioid crisis and mitigate the amount of overdoses and overdose deaths across the nation. A couple new resources are now available. Recently, a test strip pre-order form was created […]

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Tell your Commissioners: Practice Transparency when Spending Opioid Settlement Funds

By Paul Fedore / August 10, 2023
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There is a lot of money coming into local governments from the recent opioid settlements, and county commissioners are the ones in charge of spending it. There is nothing saying that the public must be made aware of how they spend the funds. We need to make sure these funds are used properly, and the […]

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Xylazine is becoming more common in PA

Xylazine is becoming more common in PA. Here’s what you need to know.

By Paul Fedore / May 10, 2023
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In advance of the following update about overdose impacts in our community, we want to remind folks that they can reach out to the Washington Drug and Alcohol Commission to access narcan/naloxone and to learn about treatment options at 724- 223-1181. You can request a free Narcan Kit here. CCJ is also a community distributor […]

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Opioid Settlement Update: Funds Coming into the State

By Paul Fedore / April 14, 2023
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Last year, Governor Shapiro and his team were hard at work claiming opioid settlement money for the state and the rest of the country in his role as Attorney General. Today, settlement funds total out nationally to about $54.07 billion. Out of that, Pennsylvania will receive $2.2 billion over a period ranging from 10-18 years. […]

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