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The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

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The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

Mayor Bill Peduto (left) speaks with Michelle Lynam and her daughter Kimberly Lawther (right), as former Pitt Chancellor mark Nordenberg greets other guests behind them. (Photo by Chiara Rigaud | Staff Photographer)

Opioid memorial brings attention to epidemic

Covered in 22,000 small white pills, each engraved with the face of an opioid overdose victim, the opioid memorial stood behind Monday afternoon’s speakers. Their solemn voices drifted out to an audience...

Naloxone is a widespread opioid antagonist that is used to treat acute opioid overdose. (Photo via Wikimedia Commons)

Pitt, community push opioid crisis solutions

By Sid Lingala | Staff Writer January 18, 2018

Nearly 3,000 Pennsylvanians died of opioid overdoses in 2015, according to the Pitt Public Health Dynamics Lab. But researchers at Pitt are working to change that statistic. Michael Mallon, the...

Maria Heines | Staff Illustrator

Among short-term fixes, Pitt develops long-term plan to combat nationwide opioid crisis

By Rashi Seth | Columnist May 30, 2017

Two months ago a couple from Lower Burrell mourned the loss of their son who didn’t live to see his 25th birthday. David Makara’s refusal to get treatment drove him to move out of his parents home...

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