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Government

Bill to legalize fentanyl test strips passes Pennsylvania House committee

Fentanyl test legalization

Crime

Fentanyl seizures surge in Pennsylvania as the synthetic opioid displaces heroin, A.G. report says

Fentanyl Pennsylvania Drug Seizures

Crime

Burlington County receives $1.2 million from Department of Justice for opioid response, crime technology

Opioid Funding DOJ Burlington

Addiction

Teen overdose deaths are increasing but drug use is at an all-time low

Counterfeit prescription pills

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

Uncle charged in fatal fentanyl overdose of 12-year-old nephew in Camden County

Fentanyl uncle nephew

Courts

New Jersey to distribute $641 million from national opioid settlement to bolster treatment efforts

J&J Opioid Settlement

Prevention

Philly rolls out first free Narcan dispensers at Blackwell Regional Library

Narcan dispenser Philly Library

Lawsuits

Philly joins Pennsylvania's $1 billion opioid settlement after initial criticism from city officials

Philadelphia Pennsylvania opioid settlement

Government

Pennsylvania provides funding to support health care workers, children impacted by substance abuse

Health Care Funding

Opioids

Nearly one million overdose deaths have been reported since the beginning of the opioid crisis, research finds

Opioid overdose Narcan

Addiction

Encouraging use of buprenorphine in emergency departments improves opioid use disorder care, study finds

Penn study on opioid use disorder treatment

Opioids

Fentanyl increasingly being found in recreational drugs, Camden County warns

Fentanyl Camden County

Opioids

With overdose deaths surging, advocates on the ground push for over-the-counter naloxone

Naloxone Opioid Drug

Sponsored

Greg Englesbe supports Victoria’s Voice Foundation with $10,000 donation

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Opinion

How the pandemic helped spread fentanyl across the U.S. and drive opioid overdose deaths to a grim new high

Drug Needle Opioids

Neighborhoods

Jon Bon Jovi touts new Project HOME residence as 'much needed' effort to address homelessness

Kensington Project HOME

Investigations

81-year-old Delco pharmacist accused of trading painkillers for sexual favors

Delco Pharmacist Charged

Alternative Medicine

Does acupuncture have a place in the operating room?

Acupuncture Opioids Pain Relief

Investigations

Nearly 8 pounds of suspected fentanyl seized in massive Camden drug bust

Camden drug bust

Lawsuits

Center City doctor agrees to pay $2 million for illegally prescribing opioids

Stephen Padnes opioids

Sponsored

How you can help address stigmas when it comes to addiction

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Opioids

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

Opioid Addiction vaccine

Opinion

How the Purdue opioid settlement could help the public understand the roots of the drug crisis

Sponsored

Recovery Centers of America to host free Narcan training throughout Philly region

Carroll - Naloxone, Narcan

Opioids

Children often receive unsafe opioid prescriptions after surgery, dental procedures, data shows

Opioid prescriptions children

Government

Kenney decriminalizes fentanyl test strips in Philly through executive order

Fentanyl test strips

Lawsuits

Philly D.A. Krasner sues Pennsylvania A.G Shapiro's office over 'unacceptable,' opioid settlement

Larry Krasner opioid lawsuit

Courts

Pennsylvania part of $26 billion national opioid settlement with distributors, manufacturer

Opioid Settlement Pennsylvania

Health News

Life expectancy in US fell by 18 months in 2020, the largest drop since WWII

72121 life expectancy drop

Donations

Philadelphia groups addressing impact of opioid crisis receive $10,000 grants

71521 Kensington organization grants

Lawsuits

Pennsylvania, New Jersey set to be paid millions in new opioid settlement with Perdue Pharma

Alternative Medicine

A new form of CBD may offer more potent pain relief and ease opioid cravings

Temple CBD Analog

Opioids

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

Opioid deaths 2020

Investigations

North Philly 'pill mill' doctor gets prison in sex-for-drugs case

Rodos Pill Mill

Addiction

Financial incentives improve hospital care for patients with opioid addictions, Penn study finds

Hospitals Opioid Treatment

Sponsored

COVID-19 & the opioid crisis — this dual pandemic needs emergency care

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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

Opioids

Philly health officials warn 'fentanyl is in everything' as meth, PCP overdoses rise

Fentanyl Philly Overdoses

Addiction

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

Safehouse Philly Opioids Court

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