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Naloxone nasal spray is more available in Philly neighborhoods with more white residents, study finds

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Addiction

Did Louisiana woman die of marijuana overdose? Coroner thinks so

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Opioids

Drexel survey shows support in Kensington for overdose prevention site

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Addiction

Harvard researchers posed as drug addicts to illustrate the struggle for treatment

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Addiction

Flavored e-cigarettes may lead to heart disease, study finds

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Addiction

Penn Medicine drastically cuts opioid prescriptions for some cancer patients

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Opioids

Treating heroin use disorder is added to CBD's laundry list, small study finds

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Addiction

Study is the first to find processed foods can lead to overeating, weight gain

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Here's how IBX is fighting the opioid epidemic

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Public Health

Philadelphia reports 8% drop in drug overdose deaths in 2018

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Addiction

Pennsylvania AG sues Purdue Pharma, alleges illegal marketing of OxyContin

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Addiction

Meth vs. opioids: America has two drug epidemics, but focuses on one

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Addiction

Walmart will no longer sell tobacco to people under age 21

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Addiction

Do genetics make some people more prone to drunken blackouts?

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Addiction

Sizable increase in cocaine and stimulant-related overdose deaths, CDC report finds

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Addiction

Our brains are hardwired to scarf down calorie-rich foods – new study explains why

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Children's Health

Do e-cigarettes contain nicotine? Teens don't always know

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Addiction

City takes a breather on safe-injection sites to address public safety concerns

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Addiction

IBX Foundation expands campaign to reduce stigma of opioid addiction

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Sponsored

Vaping isn’t an alternative to smoking — Here’s why

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Prevention

'Banana bag' administered to sober up patients at hospitals

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Celebrities

Bam Margera's family has 'Jackass' star committed to behavioral health facility

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Addiction

N.J. supplement shop owner charged with selling 'Catnip Cocktail' which gets people high

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Addiction

Philly launches media campaign touting medication-assisted treatment for opioid addiction

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Opioids

Delaware mother raises awareness of opioid epidemic by releasing photo of her dead son

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Addiction

Two crises in one: As drug use rises, so does syphilis

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Children's Health

Driven by vaping, youth tobacco use surged in 2018

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Opioids

What ‘dope sick’ really feels like

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Fundraisers

Wawa checkout fundraiser benefits Kensington homeless residence for people battling addiction

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Addiction

Here's what doctors want you to know about vaping

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Addiction

Federal prosecutors sue to halt opening of Philly's first safe injection site

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Homelessness

Final Kensington encampment to be cleared Thursday amid bitter cold temperatures

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Opioids

How Penn Medicine is reducing opioid use in some surgical patients

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Documentaries

'Kensington Blues' photographer releases 'Embedded in the Badlands' documentary series

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Addiction

FDA ramps up threat to ban e-cigs as teens keep on vaping

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Opioids

Philadelphia doubling down on medication-assisted treatment for opioid addicts

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Addiction

Americans more likely to die of overdose than car crash, new report finds

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Celebrities

Bam Margera pens eight-page letter explaining why he left rehab 10 days after checking in

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Addiction

Starbucks to install needle-deposit boxes in bathrooms of select U.S. stores

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Addiction

Opioid addicts abusing diarrhea medicine to combat withdrawal symptoms

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Addiction

Philly bans tobacco use at addiction treatment programs

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Children's Health

Teen vaping surged within the last year, survey says

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