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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

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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

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Opioids

Drexel survey shows support in Kensington for overdose prevention site

Carroll - Kensington

Public Health

Philadelphia reports 8% drop in drug overdose deaths in 2018

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Addiction

Pennsylvania AG sues Purdue Pharma, alleges illegal marketing of OxyContin

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

Investigations

'Road Rules' alum Brian Lancaster died of accidental drug overdose in Phoenixville, coroner says

Brian Lancaster

Public Health

Philadelphia hit by 34 percent annual increase in opioid overdose deaths

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Addiction

Staying alive: How to fight an opioid addiction

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Opioids

Omissions on death certificates lead to undercounting of opioid overdoses

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Safe Injection Sites

State rep: proposed safe injection sites in Philly are 'dangerous'

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Opinion

Safe injection sites: the right thing to do now was right thing to do in '80s

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Opioids

Philly-area emergency rooms adjust to increase of opioid overdose cases

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Obituaries

Temple student dies of overdose at off-campus residence

James Orlando Temple

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