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Government

Pa. senators consider bill to involuntarily commit people, who overdose and are revived, to addiction treatment centers

involuntary drug rehab

Opioids

Over-the-counter Narcan to be available by late summer, manufacturer says

Narcan nasal spray

Investigations

Fentanyl, heroin found in CBD edibles sold at Montgomery County stores, D.A. says

Montgomery County CBD Fentanyl

Addiction

With 'tranq dope' afflicting more drug users, Philly steps up overdose response training and wound care

Xylazine Tranq Philadelphia Overdoses

Crime

Kensington drug boss, known for selling narcotics labeled 'funeral' to show potency, sentenced to prison

Kensington Drug Trafficking

Investigations

Twin brothers charged in Atlantic City drug bust that netted 39,000 doses of heroin, fentanyl

Atlantic City Drug Bust

Government

Bill to legalize fentanyl test strips passes Pennsylvania House committee

Government

City Council urges city, state leaders to declare state of emergency in Kensington

Kensington

TV

John Oliver cites Philly's former plan for supervised injection site; advocates for harm-reduction approach to opioid addiction

John Oliver Harm Reduction

Investigations

'Massive' spike in overdoses in Berks County prompts warning about dangerous batch of heroin in area

Berks County Overdoses

Opioids

Can a vaccine help fight the opioid epidemic? A clinical trial aims to find out

Opioid Addiction vaccine

Investigations

Two men arrested in Atlantic County's biggest drug bust ever

Atlantic County drug bust

Opioids

Philly's opioid crisis has been worse than ever amid the COVID-19 pandemic

Opioid deaths 2020

Investigations

Bucks County traffic stop intercepts $4 million in heroin, fentanyl and cocaine, prosecutors say

Bucks Drug Bust Narco

Opioids

Opioid overdoses are killing more Black Philadelphians, but fewer white residents

Philly Black Opioid Deaths

Police

Fentanyl-laced drugs from Philly tied to body dumped at Pottstown Hospital

Pottstown Hospital Morales

Addiction

Philly plan for opioid overdose prevention site shot down in federal court reversal

Safehouse Philly Opioids Court

Investigations

Nine charged in Chester County-Philly drug bust, prosecutors say

Meth Heroin Chester County

Addiction

Non-fatal overdoses increasing among children, CDC study finds

Child overdoses CDC

Opioids

Opioid use, especially in large doses, can cause deafness, Rutgers study finds

Opioid use deafness

Addiction

Pa. directs $2 million in grants to help people with opioid addictions find jobs

Wolf Opioids Jobs

Investigations

Feds charge 11 people in alleged Northeast Philly, South Jersey heroin ring

FBI Philly Division

Opioids

Most American adults should be screened for hepatitis C, health officials say

New U.S. guidelines call for most adults to be screened for hepatitis C

Addiction

South Philly building owner pulls plug on Safehouse opioid overdose prevention site

Safehouse canceled

Opioids

Safehouse's plan to open overdose prevention site in South Philly sparks contentious reaction

Safehouse OPS Site

Opioids

Philly takes 'major step forward' in opioid crisis by expanding buprenorphine access

Philly Opioid Crisis Buprenorphine

Addiction

Philly outlines safety plan for Safehouse overdose prevention site

OPS Philly Safehouse

Opioids

Bucks, Montgomery counties receive funding for inmate Suboxone treatment

Bucks Montgomery Suboxone

Investigations

'Operation Zombie' uncovers gun and drug trafficking scheme in Philly, Camden

Gun trafficking Philadelphia Zombie

Opioids

To combat opioid crisis, Gov. Wolf expands college debt repayment program for addiction specialists

Addiction Specialist Pennsylvania College Loan Repayment program

Opioids

Deep brain stimulation may offer a new tool to fight opioid addiction

WVU researchers use deep brain stimulation to treat patients with opioid use disorder

Addiction

Pennsylvania health officials report three-day spike in Dauphin County overdoses

Dauphin opioids

Investigations

Suspected heroin found in child's Halloween candy in Cape May County

Heroin Halloween candy Cape May

Opioids

DEA authorized greater opioid production as deaths mounted, report finds

D.E.A. opioid Inspector General

Crime

Chester County parents arrested after 11-month-old ingests, overdoses on heroin while they slept

infant heroin overdose

Opioids

Pennsylvania sues Purdue Pharma's Sackler family

040916_JoshShapiro

Opioids

Jim Kenney, IBX kick off National Recovery Month in Philly

Jim Kenney National Recovery Month

Investigations

28 arrested on gun, drug charges in major New Jersey busts

Trenton bridge

Opioids

More Narcan needed in fight against opioid epidemic, CDC says

Carroll - Naloxone, Narcan

Drugs

Feds arrest women allegedly attempting to sell $800,000 in heroin at South Jersey hotel

South Jersey hotel drugs

Opioids

Addiction recovery specialists to be available 24-7 at Bucks County hospitals

Ashley Eaton-Riley overdose survivor

Investigations

14 arrested in largest Kensington Initiative drug bust to date

Drug bust kensington

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