Prescription Drugs

Pharma

Merck-Cholesterol Drug

New drug reduces heart attacks, but is that enough?

Health

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FDA OKs new drug to treat all forms of hepatitis C

Hepatitis C

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FDA OKs new drug to treat all forms of hepatitis C

Opioids

Opioid Leftovers

Leftover opioids: a common dilemma for surgery patients

Health Care

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Independence Blue Cross to place new limit on opioid drug prescriptions

Drugs

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Pa. residents urged to participate in National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

Courts

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Feds: South Philly doctor pleads guilty to illegal sale of $5 million in pills

Prescription Drugs

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Abington hospital to pay $510,000 in pharmacist's theft of 35,000 pills, including oxycodone

Courts

Jeffrey Bado

Philly doctor found guilty of prescribing pills that killed patient

Legislation

Tom Wolf

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

Crime

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Member of Philly biker gang sentenced to prison for drug scheme

Crime

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S.J. man arrested for setting restaurant on fire to destroy fraudulent prescriptions

Crime

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South Jersey police find heroin in baby crib during search

Patient Safety

Report: Hospital software often fails to flag unsafe drug prescriptions

Study

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

Drugs

Chitwood Micozzie heroin change is possible

Upper Darby police debut program connecting heroin addicts to rehab

Drugs

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CDC abandons January target for new painkiller prescription guidelines

Drug Addiction

Former NBA player to share recovery story at Camden addiction summit

Drug Addiction

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

Crime

Philadelphia police arrest 45 drug offenders

Health News

Kids and drugs

Almost half of all Pa. foster kids on anti-anxiety or anti-psychotic meds

Health News

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Medicare paid for nearly 40M tranquilizer prescriptions in 2013