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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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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The Covid-19 Public Health Emergency is Ending Soon. What Does that Mean for Medicaid and Healthcare?

By Paul Fedore / March 30, 2023
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The Covid-19 Public Health Emergency is officially ending on May 11th, and the federal government is winding down its various emergency funding streams tied to COVID, including emergency funding that went to increasing state Medicaid programs. As a result, states will begin reevaluating who is still eligible for Medicaid as budgets are cut. States can […]

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