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

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

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

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

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

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

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Non-fatal overdoses increasing among children, CDC study finds

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

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

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

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

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

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FDA requires opioid labels to recommend overdose-reversing Narcan

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Penn Medicine emergency department participating in NIH opioid recovery study

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

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

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

Opioid use after heart surgery

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

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

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

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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

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

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

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

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

Pill Mill Doctor Delagente

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

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New Netflix drama 'Painkillers' follows the origins of the opioid crisis

Netflix Painkillers series

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Philly outlines safety plan for Safehouse overdose prevention site

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Bucks, Montgomery counties receive funding for inmate Suboxone treatment

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Local man fighting addiction stigma invited to State of the Union Address

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Bensalem parents facing criminal charges after 9-month-old overdoses on fentanyl

Baby overdoes fentanyl Bensalem

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Effort to control opioids in an ER leaves some sickle cell patients in pain

Opioids Sickle Cell Disease

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Temple researchers make progress on alternative to opioids for chronic pain treatment

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

Addiction Specialist Pennsylvania College Loan Repayment program

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Automotive plant closures linked to spike in opioid deaths, Penn Study finds

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FDA issues warning letter to Vivitrol makers for excluding serious risks in ad

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Berks County D.A. issues alert after mass overdose, three deaths last weekend

Dauphin Overdoses

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Not yesterday's cocaine: Death toll rising from tainted drug

Cocaine Making a Comeback

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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

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

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Philadelphia saved billions of dollars with syringe exchange programs, study says

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Pennsylvania strikes $48 billion opioid epidemic deal with 5 companies

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