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Education

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

Naloxone Camden Schools

Addiction

Naloxone access varies widely in Pennsylvania – and so does the likelihood of surviving an overdose

Naloxone Access Pennsylvania

Health News

Life expectancy in New Jersey fell by 2.6 years during the first year of COVID

Life expectancy New Jersey

Addiction

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

Tranq drug

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

Bill to legalize fentanyl test strips passes Pennsylvania House committee

Fentanyl test legalization

Addiction

Teen overdose deaths are increasing but drug use is at an all-time low

Counterfeit prescription pills

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

Prevention

Philly rolls out first free Narcan dispensers at Blackwell Regional Library

Narcan dispenser Philly Library

Mental Health

Suicides by drug overdose increasing among young people, seniors

Suicide by drug overdose

Lawsuits

Philly joins Pennsylvania's $1 billion opioid settlement after initial criticism from city officials

Philadelphia Pennsylvania opioid settlement

Opioids

Nearly one million overdose deaths have been reported since the beginning of the opioid crisis, research finds

Opioid overdose Narcan

Opioids

Fentanyl increasingly being found in recreational drugs, Camden County warns

Fentanyl Camden County

Investigations

'Massive' spike in overdoses in Berks County prompts warning about dangerous batch of heroin in area

Berks County Overdoses

Lawsuits

Philly D.A. Krasner sues Pennsylvania A.G Shapiro's office over 'unacceptable,' opioid settlement

Larry Krasner opioid lawsuit

Courts

Pennsylvania part of $26 billion national opioid settlement with distributors, manufacturer

Opioid Settlement Pennsylvania

Opioids

Philly's opioid crisis has been worse than ever amid the COVID-19 pandemic

Opioid deaths 2020

Opioids

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

Philly Black Opioid Deaths

Opioids

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

Fentanyl Philly Overdoses

Addiction

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

Safehouse Philly Opioids Court

Opioids

FDA requires opioid labels to recommend overdose-reversing Narcan

FDA naloxone opioid

Addiction

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

Safehouse canceled

Opioids

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

Safehouse OPS Site

Addiction

Philly outlines safety plan for Safehouse overdose prevention site

OPS Philly Safehouse

Adult Health

U.S. life expectancy increases for first time in four years, CDC report shows

CDC life expectancy rises

Investigations

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

Baby overdoes fentanyl Bensalem

Addiction

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

Dauphin Overdoses

Addiction

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

Dauphin opioids

Addiction

Pennsylvania strikes $48 billion opioid epidemic deal with 5 companies

Opioids Shapiro

Crime

Chester County parents arrested after 11-month-old ingests, overdoses on heroin while they slept

infant heroin overdose

Addiction

‘Crackhouse’ or ‘safehouse’? U.S. officials try to block Philly’s supervised injection site

Stock_Carroll - Somerset Street in Kensington

Opioids

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

Carroll - Naloxone, Narcan

Addiction

Did Louisiana woman die of marijuana overdose? Coroner thinks so

marijuana overdose louisiana

Opioids

Drexel survey shows support in Kensington for overdose prevention site

Carroll - Kensington

Addiction

Pennsylvania AG sues Purdue Pharma, alleges illegal marketing of OxyContin

Public Health

Philadelphia reports 8% drop in drug overdose deaths in 2018

fentanyl overdose deaths

Men's Health

Life expectancy among Philly's black men lower than any racial demographic

Carroll - Pennsylvania Hospital Ambulance Emergency Department

Investigations

South Jersey mom charged in death of infant son

Lumberton Police

Public Health

Turkey Hill testing bathroom blue lights to deter heroin use at Pennsylvania stores

Turkey Hill Minit Markets

Public Health

City reveals outcome of pilot program at Kensington heroin encampments

Carroll - Private Investigator Searches for Missing Teen in Kensington

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