This week, a group of state attorneys general announced a $26 billion settlement with drug companies that produce and distribute opioids.

The number of people lining up for COVID-19 vaccines has slowed to a trickle, while almost half of Pennsylvanians remain unvaccinated and a more contagious version of the virus is spreading in parts of the U.S.

The Breidegam Family Children’s ER, the region’s only 24-hour children’s emergency room, opened its doors at LVHN’s Cedar Crest campus on July 13.

Fifteen states, including Pennsylvania, have agreed to Purdue Pharma’s new bankruptcy plan. The settlement would resolve thousands of lawsuits against the OxyContin maker.

A “Code Orange” air quality alert is now in effect across the Lehigh Valley.


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