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Fundraisers

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Documentaries

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

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Philadelphia doubling down on medication-assisted treatment for opioid addicts

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Health Stories

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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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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

Addiction

Surgeon General: Alternative opioid addiction strategies more viable than safe injection sites

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Opioids

Dispatches from the morgue: Toxicology tests don't tell the whole story of the opioid epidemic

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Caregivers

Congress targets misuse of hospice drugs

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Investigations

Krasner announces 57 arrests in Kensington drug trafficking investigation

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Investigations

In opioid sweep, Norristown doctor accused of trading pills for nude photos of female patients

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Opioids

Camden City Council resolution paves way for clean needle exchange program to resume

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Doctors prescribed opioids with no pain diagnosis nearly 30 percent of the time

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Addiction

Teenagers' brains make them more prone to addiction

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Navy veteran describes 'slippery slope' into opioid addiction – and his journey out

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Rod Rosenstein pledges swift federal response if safe injection site opens in Philly

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Public Health

New Jersey drug overdose deaths jump 21 percent, nation reaches new high

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Health Stories

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Health Insurance

IBC Foundation awards $1.8 million to nursing schools, local organizations

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Sprained an ankle? In some states, opioid prescriptions are common treatment

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Addiction

With $1 million grant, Temple expands clinic for medication-based opioid addiction treatment

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First-Aid

Recovering addict pays bill for first aid squad at New Jersey IHOP

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Crime

Philly mother convicted of smuggling contraband to son in Delco prison

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