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Editorial: PA Needs to Spend Far More Combating the Opioid Epidemic

Jenna Reiber, Reporter

November 18, 2019

“On average, 130 Americans die every day from opioid overdoses,” according to the Center of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  The opioid epidemic is killing too many Americans and something needs to be done. Young people are overdosing on opioids such as heroin, cocaine, and counterfeit pills whic...

Editorial: Production of Tobacco Should be Illegal

Melina Dhital, Reporter

May 17, 2019

“Smoking and tobacco use causes more than 5 million deaths per year worldwide. Current trends show that this will increase to more than 8 million deaths annually by 2030,” according to STAND, anti-tobacco organization. The cultivation of tobacco must be made illegal worldwide. Tobacco is ...

Narcan Introduced to Hershey High School

Two doses of Narcan with gloves and a kit are pictured on top of a table in Nurse Blackburn’s office on Friday, March 4, 2016. Narcan came to Hershey High School in February for free to be used in case of an emergency. Pictures by Irene Ciocirlan.

April 9, 2016

By: Irene Ciocirlan If Hershey High School nurse Tara Blackburn were to ever have to save a student’s life, she would know where to look. Narcan, a fast working drug that can stop overdoses, was introduced to HHS in February. Any high school in the United States can now get an emergency opioid carto...

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