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Editorial | Pennsylvania should persist in lawsuit of Purdue Pharma family

Purdue Pharma manufactures Oxycontin branded oxycodone.

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

September 16, 2019

The state should continue pushing for the lawsuit, and refuse to sign the settlement.

Antoine Douaihy: Hopeful healing

Dr. Antoine Douaihy is hooked on helping others recover from addiction,<br>but that wasn’t always his plan.

By Grant Burgman & Thomas Yang

March 31, 2018

Dr. Antoine Douaihy didn’t think he would end up working as an addiction psychiatrist when he was growing up in Lebanon and France. He wanted to be a classical ballet dancer. Douaihy discovered his passion for dancing when he was 9 years old — and he thought he would pursue it as a career thro...

Opioid memorial etches abuse into public eye

(Illustration by Abigail Katz | Staff Illustrator)

By Charlotte Couch | For The Pitt News

February 7, 2018

At “Prescribed to Death,” an opioid memorial in the William Pitt Union, a steady flow of people moved through the room in a respectful silence. People saw a large, black wall dotted with small white pills, and a screen with a number in the thousands growing higher by the second. The memorial ma...

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