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$10 billion opioid settlement from CVS and Walgreen's could mean drug treatment money for Pennsylvania

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Education

Camden County schools will receive naloxone kits in effort to prevent opioid overdoses

Naloxone Camden Schools

Opioids

Opioid crisis in Philly has worsened since the pandemic, Kensington nonprofit says

Prevention Point Syringes

Crime

Owner of Northeast Philly pharmacy, once largest purchaser of oxycodone in Pennsylvania, sentenced to prison

Verree Pharmacy Fraud

Investigations

Trenton woman busted with 15,000 'rainbow fentanyl' pills concealed in LEGO box, DEA says

Rainbow Fentanyl NJ Woman

Government

Delaware County to bolster addiction services with $62.5 million from opioid settlement

Delaware County Opioid Settlement

Government

Drug cartels are using 'rainbow fentanyl' to target young Americans, DEA warns

DEA rainbow fentanyl

Addiction

They call it 'tranq' — and it's making street drugs even more dangerous

Tranq drug

Opioids

Penn's virtual 'warmline' aims to improve access to opioid use disorder treatment among marginalized communities

CareConnect Warmline

Addiction

As overdose deaths surged early in the COVID-19 pandemic, racial disparities also grew

Overdose Racial Disparities

Mental Health

Philadelphia expands grief counseling program for children of overdose victims

Philly Bereavement Counseling

Government

Pa. House passes bill decriminalizing fentanyl test strips in effort to reduce overdose deaths

Fentanyl Test Strips

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

Limited - GE Real Estate Victorias Voice

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

Health News

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

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