Opioids

Drugs

Jim Kenney

Kenney creates task force to address opioid epidemic in Philadelphia

Addiction

Surgeon General Addiction Report

'Addiction is not a character flaw,' surgeon general's report emphasizes

Legislation

Tom Wolf

Wolf signs package of bills to combat heroin, opioid epidemic in Pennsylvania

Hospitals

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Eagleville Hospital opening heroin, opioid addiction program for young men

Health

Cigna

Insurer Cigna eases rules for opioid addiction medication

Laws

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Gov. Wolf pushes state lawmakers for bills to combat opioid addiction

Addictions

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Analysis shows sharp spike in Pa. newborns hospitalized due to opioid abuse

Drugs

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DA: Drug overdoses, deaths up in Montgomery County

Addiction

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Tribal leaders meet with feds in push against opioid abuse

Drugs

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Pennsylvania officials warn of heroin, elephant sedative combination

Opioids

Pennsylvania launching database to monitor drug prescriptions

Opioids

Wolf administration recommends new guidelines for prescribing opioids

Opioids

Tom Wolf

Pennsylvania receives nearly $3 million grant to combat opioid addiction

Drugs

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DEA analysis: Drug overdose deaths increased dramatically in Pennsylvania last year

Drugs

Pennsylvania, Philadelphia to participate in program to fight opioid crisis

Politics

Governor Wolf seeks to increase school funding without raising taxes

Crime

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Two Northeast Philadelphia men arrested in drug bust; $85,000 in heroin seized

Discussions

Governor Tom Wolf to host social media town hall on Pennsylvania's opioid crisis

Drug Abuse

By sharing painkillers, friends and family members can fuel opioid epidemic: Study

Drugs

Governor Wolf: More than 1,000 overdose victims saved in Pennsylvania

Drugs

Camden police save 200th overdose victim using Narcan

Opioids

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Details on death certificates offer layers of clues to opioid epidemic

Addictions

Philly Public Health charts growing epidemic of opioid overdose deaths

Heroin

Narcan soon available from Montgomery County health centers

Crime

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Police: Five arrested in pair of drug busts in Camden

Drugs

Steph Curry

Steph Curry's face used to brand heroin bags in Philly

Politics

Recreational marijuana legal

Pennsylvania: the next state to legalize recreational marijuana?

City Council

Philly residents urged to speak out on heroin, opioid crisis

Drugs

Pennsylvania making heroin antidote available to high schools

Drugs

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Pa. drug monitoring program goes after 'doctor shopping'

Study

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Penn study: 'Concerning' rise in opioid prescriptions after low-risk surgeries

Addiction

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Training offered in South Jersey for medical professionals dealing with addiction

Drug Addiction

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Heroin isn't the only drug with overdose deaths rising, study finds

Police

Camden County police respond to 59 opioid overdoses in 49 days so far in 2016

Drugs

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CDC abandons January target for new painkiller prescription guidelines

Opioids

Many continue to receive opioid prescriptions after overdose

Drug Addiction

Newborn

Casey calls for action to protect drug-exposed newborns

Drugs

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Report: Pennsylvania sees spike in overdose deaths

Drug Abuse

U.S. starts pilot program to prevent overdoses on Native American lands

Drugs

Pennsylvania police receive $100,000 donation for Narcan

Opioids

BABY-OPIOIDS

Newborns die after being sent home with drug-dependent mothers

Addiction

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Pa. to launch statewide program to help pregnant opioid addicts

Drug Addiction

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Defying heroin's fatal grip, first-responders rack up 'saves' with Narcan

Drugs

Manufacturing pills

Delco pharma company launches abuse-resistant painkiller

Heroin

Police give heroin addicts amnesty, path to detox

Drug Addiction

Addiction specialists say injectable heroin treatment aiding recovery efforts

Health News

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New bill would make insurers pay for safer, abuse-deterrent painkillers