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Addiction

Shortage of alcohol dependency drug threatens many in recovery – at a time when booze sales are up

Naltrexone Alcohol Sales

Addiction

Fake prescription pills laced with fentanyl and meth are putting drug users at greater risk of overdose, DEA says

Fake Prescription Pills

Adult Health

Nearly 2 million Americans are using kratom yearly, but it is banned in multiple states

Kratom Health Effects

Opioids

'Fourth wave' of opioid epidemic crashes ashore, propelled by fentanyl and meth

Opioid Epidemic Fourth Wave

Adult Health

The physical therapist shortage hurts underserved communities and may worsen the addiction crisis

Physical Therapist Shortage

Opioids

As fentanyl increasingly taints cocaine and other stimulants, drug testing strips are needed to save lives, officials say

drug test strips

Opioids

A new test lets doctors screen patients for risk of opioid addiction, but some fear it will provide a false sense of security

Opioid Genetic Test

Social Media

'Undignified practice' of tranq tourism puts Kensington’s opioid crisis in the social media spotlight

TikTok Tranq Tourism

Opioids

Fentanyl withdrawal is driving more opioid users to leave hospitals early, Penn researchers say

Fentanyl Patients Hospitals

Opioids

Pa. lawmakers propose involuntary hospitalization for people who overdose, but skeptics worry about potential harm

Involuntary Commitment Overdose Bill

Opioids

Fatal overdoses reached another all-time high in Philadelphia last year

Philly Overdose Deaths

Government

Supervised injection sites barred in most Philly neighborhoods after City Council overrides Jim Kenney's veto

Supervised Injection Site Law

Opioids

Artificial intelligence may influence whether you can get pain medication

Pain Medication AI

Addiction

Over-the-counter Narcan to be sold at major retailers starting next week

Over-the-counter Narcan

Addiction

White House plan targets xylazine, the animal sedative now commonly found in Philly's drug supply

Health News

The DEA, after relaxing rules on telehealth prescriptions, now wants to tighten them

Government

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

involuntary drug rehab

Investigations

West Philly middle school students hospitalized after drinking suspected drug-laced juice, police say

Drug laced juice

Investigations

Dog revived with Narcan after overdosing with its owner in Kensington, PSPCA says

Dog Overdose Kensington PSPCA

Addiction

Pennsylvania to make animal sedative xylazine a schedule III drug

Addiction

White House gives xylazine unprecedented 'emerging threat' designation

Opioids

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

Narcan nasal spray

Addiction

Federal bill aims to make xylazine, the animal sedative used in 'tranq dope,' a Schedule III controlled drug

Health News

End of COVID-19 emergency will usher in changes across the U.S. health system

COVID Emergency Ends

Opioids

Can eating poppy seeds affect drug test results? An addiction and pain medicine specialist explains

Poppy seeds drug tests

Opioids

Despite pharma claims, illicit drug shipments to U.S. aren't full of opioids. It's generic Viagra

CBP narcotics detection

Government

Camden County to bolster mental health services, addiction treatment with money from opioid settlement

Camden County Opioid Settlement

Addiction

As opioids mixed with animal tranquilizers arrive in Kensington, so do alarming health challenges

Kensington tranq dope

Business

Drug wholesaler AmerisourceBergen to change name amid expansion plans

AmerisourceBergen Cencora

Government

Methadone vans, overdose prevention services to be covered by Philly's opioid settlement funds

Philadelphia Opioid Settlement

Lawsuits

U.S. Justice Department sues Conshohocken-based pharmaceutical distributor for role in opioid crisis

Investigations

Florida man arrested in South Jersey with 10,000 rainbow fentanyl pills, police say

New Jersey Rainbow Fentanyl

Lawsuits

Pennsylvania will receive more than $450 million in opioid settlement with CVS, Walgreens

cvs opioid settlement

Addiction

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

Xylazine Tranq Philadelphia Overdoses

Opioids

Fentanyl test strips made legal in Pennsylvania in hopes of reducing overdose deaths

Lawsuits

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

Education

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

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

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

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