The COVID-19 pandemic intensified the opioid epidemic, according to our new research, which finds that opioid overdoses increased in Pennsylvania in 2020 compared with 2018 and 2019.
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Pennsylvania’s Opioid Crisis Linked to Potential Viral Outbreaks
According to the CDC, 3 Pennsylvania counties are most at risk for HIV and Hepatitis C outbreaks (out of 220 of the most at risk United States counties) as a result of the opioid epidemic.
Settlement funds will help communities across Pennsylvania address the opioid epidemic
Through this settlement, Pennsylvania will receive $1.07 billion in funds beginning as early as this month.
Pennsylvanians are living longer, but opioid crisis and rising health problems shadow positives
People in Pennsylvania are living longer, but some health problems have become more prevalent over the past decade.