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Johnson & Johnson ordered to pay $572m for driving opioid epidemic

Aug 27, 2019

By Matt Hadro

An Oklahoma judge ruled Monday that the pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson pay $572 million for “public nuisance” in driving... Read more

How the Pittsburgh diocese is tackling addiction

Jul 6, 2019

By Perry West

The Diocese of Pittsburgh has launched a new addiction ministry to bring rehabilitation to addicts and families through a holistic... Read more

Death penalty for drug dealers? Catholic group responds to federal memo

Mar 22, 2018

The Trump administration’s call for increased use of the death penalty in drug-related crimes will not address the root causes... Read more

How this Catholic saint might be the patron of opioid addicts

Aug 30, 2017

By Perry West

As the opioid addiction crisis rises to the threshold of a national emergency, the story of a little-known Catholic saint... Read more

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Bishops preach hope, solidarity amidst opioid epidemic

Jul 12, 2017

By Matt Hadro

Amidst a growing epidemic of drug overdose and opioid addiction, Catholic bishops have been speaking out on the need for... Read more

Surge in Vancouver drug deaths prompts Catholic response

Feb 20, 2017

After hundreds of lethal drug overdoses in British Columbia in the last year, the Archbishop of Vancouver has said Catholics... Read more