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

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

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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

Purdue opioid settlement

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

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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

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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

OxyContin Settlement PA NJ

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

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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

Addiction

Non-fatal overdoses increasing among children, CDC study finds

Child overdoses CDC

Addiction

Caron Treatment Centers receives grant funding to help Black families pay for substance use disorder treatment

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Addiction

Fatal opioid overdoses in young people often involve abuse of multiple drugs

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Addiction

People with substance use disorder need action plans to mitigate COVID-19 risk, addiction experts say

COVID-19 Addiction

Opioids

Excessive, high-dose opioids commonly prescribed after knee surgery, Penn study finds

Penn Knees Opioids

Opioids

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

Opioid use deafness

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Opioids

FDA requires opioid labels to recommend overdose-reversing Narcan

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Addiction

Penn Medicine emergency department participating in NIH opioid recovery study

Penn Presbyterian Buprenorphine

Addiction

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

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Senior Health

Long-term use of muscle relaxants on alarming rise, Penn researchers find

Muscle Relaxants Penn

Opioids

It's time to lower opioid prescription doses in heart surgery patients, Penn researchers say

Opioid use after heart surgery

Opioids

Obesity increases likelihood of long-term prescription opioid use, researchers find

Obesity linked to long-term opioid prescriptions, according to Boston University researchers

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

Philly receives piece of $1 million grant for veterans with substance use disorder

Substance Use

Opioids

Naloxone added to first aid kits at seven Pennsylvania airports, including Philadelphia International Airport

Harrisburg Airport Naxolone Overdose

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

Investigations

New Jersey doctor, the self-declared 'El Chapo of Opioids,' admits to writing illegal narcotics prescriptions

Pill Mill Doctor Delagente

Opioids

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

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