News & Policy

‘I didn’t have it in my bag before’: Incoming Penn students say carrying Narcan is shaping their outlook on medicine

August 2023

FDA Approves First Over-the-Counter Naloxone Nasal Spray

March 2023
FDA News Release

‘What we need’: Families gets life-saving CHOP training as violence continues across Philly

February 2023

The Biden administration quietly eliminated a barrier to medication for opioid addiction

February 2023

This Philly clinic gets patients with opioid addiction onto medication almost immediately. It’s seeing early success.

December 2022

Hospitalizations for opioid overdoses are increasing among Black and Hispanic Pennsylvanians, study finds

October 2022

Biden’s Drug Czar Is Leading the Charge for a ‘Harm Reduction’ Approach

July 2022

Fentanyl From the Government? A Vancouver Experiment Aims to Stop Overdoses

July 2022

‘Lifesaving work is at risk’: On the end of telehealth waivers for opioid use disorder

June 2022

Penn Medicine, Philadelphia Department of Public Health Partner to Increase Virtual Care for Patients with Opioid Use Disorder

May 2022

For Philadelphians in addiction recovery navigating the pandemic, there are ‘worse things in life than being isolated’

July 2021

Fatal overdoses among Black Philadelphians soared during the pandemic, new data show

April 2021

Opiate Overdoses Spike in Black Philadelphians, But Drop in White Residents Since COVID-19

January 2021
Penn Medicine News

Connecting During Crisis: Overdoses Amidst the COVID-19 Pandemic

January 2021
Penn Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics

Penn Researchers use virtual reality to train bystanders to respond to overdoses

September 2020

Penn Medicine’s Virtual Bridge to Opioid Recovery

July 2020

‘Cries for help’: Drug overdoses are soaring during the Coronavirus pandemic

July 2020
The Washington Post

Addiction Recovery in the Age of Coronavirus

June 2020

Philadelphia prisons investigating 4 overdoses, including 3 deaths, in custody

March 2020

Safehouse hits pause on plan to open supervised injection site in South Philly

February 2020

Overdose prevention sites promote public health and don’t increase crime

February 2020

Philly’s overdose deaths rose again in 2019, especially in black and Latino communities

February 2020

The Opioid Tragedy, Part 1: ‘We’ve Addicted an Entire Generation’

January 2020

OP-ED: ‘It’s like drowning’: Minute by minute, a physician tells a courtroom how you die from an overdose

August 2019

Strangers sprang into action to save a life on the subway. What if policymakers shared these values?

June 2019

“As overdose rates rise in Philly’s Hispanic community, racial disparities in health care add to the burden”

May 2019

Emergency rooms open new paths for opioid overdose survivors

January 2019

From addiction and loss to recovery and empathy: Q&A with Nicole O’Donnell

August 2018