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Government

Bill that would limit opioid prescriptions passes in Pennsylvania Senate

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Courts

Philadelphia pill mill ringleader gets nine years in prison

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Turns out, medical marijuana has no impact on opioid deaths

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Opioids

Naloxone nasal spray is more available in Philly neighborhoods with more white residents, study finds

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Opioids

Drexel survey shows support in Kensington for overdose prevention site

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Addiction

Harvard researchers posed as drug addicts to illustrate the struggle for treatment

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Penn Medicine drastically cuts opioid prescriptions for some cancer patients

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Treating heroin use disorder is added to CBD's laundry list, small study finds

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Sponsored

Here's how IBX is fighting the opioid epidemic

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Addiction

Pennsylvania AG sues Purdue Pharma, alleges illegal marketing of OxyContin

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Addiction

Meth vs. opioids: America has two drug epidemics, but focuses on one

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Opioids

Pennsylvania drug overdose deaths reportedly dropped in 2018 or first time in five years

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Alternative Medicine

Does CBD work? Science isn't sure, but Philly-area residents say it's helping them

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Addiction

City takes a breather on safe-injection sites to address public safety concerns

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Alternative Medicine

Amid shifting attitudes on medical marijuana, baby boomers are big buyers

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Alternative Medicine

Medical marijuana and CBD are taking off: can it help you?

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Addiction

IBX Foundation expands campaign to reduce stigma of opioid addiction

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Opioids

These are the people most frequently overdosing on fentanyl

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Courts

Montgomery County doctor pleads guilty to illegally distributing oxycodone

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Addiction

Philly launches media campaign touting medication-assisted treatment for opioid addiction

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Opioids

Delaware mother raises awareness of opioid epidemic by releasing photo of her dead son

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Technology

Google adds drug disposal searches to Google Maps, focuses on Pennsylvania

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Opioids

What ‘dope sick’ really feels like

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Fundraisers

Wawa checkout fundraiser benefits Kensington homeless residence for people battling addiction

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Homelessness

Final Kensington encampment to be cleared Thursday amid bitter cold temperatures

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Opioids

How Penn Medicine is reducing opioid use in some surgical patients

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Documentaries

'Kensington Blues' photographer releases 'Embedded in the Badlands' documentary series

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Opioids

Philadelphia doubling down on medication-assisted treatment for opioid addicts

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Addiction

Opioid addicts abusing diarrhea medicine to combat withdrawal symptoms

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Health Stories

The Monthly Migraine: I qualified for the buzzy migraine injection

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Children's Health

Teen vaping surged within the last year, survey says

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Investigations

$8 million-per-week heroin operation busted in Bucks County

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Opioids

Pennsylvania is giving away anti-overdose drug naloxone on Dec. 13

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Addiction

Fighting the opioid epidemic with opioids: prescription heroin to treat addiction

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Opioids

Pennsylvania to receive $10 million from Bloomberg Philanthropies to fight opioid overdose deaths

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Addiction

Methamphetamine has been severely overlooked in the U.S. drug crisis, study suggests

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Opioids

FDA approves opioid five to 10 times more powerful than fetanyl

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Philanthropy

Philadelphia awarded $1 million toward juvenile justice center

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Addiction

Cooper, ARS to partner on $27 million, 90-bed addiction treatment center

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Prevention

Drop off your expired prescriptions at one of these 47 Montgomery County sites

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Public Health

City announces plan to clear Frankford Avenue, Emerald Street drug encampments

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Politics

First lady Melania Trump is visiting Philadelphia today

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