Addiction

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SEPTA Officers Revive Pregnant Woman Who OD’d Twice in One Night

A pair of SEPTA Transit Police officers saved the life of an unidentified pregnant woman on two separate occasions after she overdosed on heroin twice […]

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Krasner: Safe Injection Sites Work

As the conversation surrounding safe injection sites ramps up following a cleanup of the city’s most notorious spot for heroin users, Philly DA candidates are weighing […]

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RESPONSE: The City Was Well Prepared for the Conrail Heroin Camp Cleanup

While Thom Nickels’s August 31st column, “Neighborhoods Are Bearing the Cost of the Conrail Heroin Camp Cleanup,” contains a number of inaccuracies, perhaps the most […]

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OPINION: Neighborhoods Are Bearing the Cost of the Conrail Heroin Camp Cleanup

When the city demolished the Conrail drug community in Kensington, it was as if Carrie Nation herself had returned from the grave to swing her […]

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Boston Globe Alleges “Turmoil” at Brian O’Neill’s Addiction Treatment Centers

Main Line developer Brian O’Neill was plunged into controversy last week following a concerning report on two of his luxury Massachusetts-based addiction treatment centers. The Boston Globe and online […]

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Tony Luke Wants to Change the Conversation About Heroin Addiction

  Tony Luke Jr. knows drug addiction. The cheesesteak scion was hooked on crystal meth as a teen in South Philly and his son, Tony […]

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The Trials of Tony Luke

It’s Monday afternoon, and Tony Luke Jr. drifts just above the surface of the moon. A woman speaks into his earpiece. “Anxiety is constant fear. […]

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Does Pa.’s AG Have the Solution to Our Opioid Epidemic?

Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro attended a forum hosted by the Independence Blue Cross Foundation in Philadelphia earlier this week to address the state and […]

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Two Drug Counselors OD at Chester County Halfway House

Two Chester County drug counselors overdosed and were found dead this past weekend by the very people whose lives they were trying to help save, […]

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How Healthy Are Philadelphians?

How healthy are you? How healthy is your family? What about your neighbors, the people you work with, your town? We know terroir affects grapes. […]

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Philly Considers “Safe Injection Sites” for Opioid Users

Philadelphia officials and medical professionals are debating the possibility of adding “safe injection sites” for opioid users, the Inquirer reports. 

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The D.A. Candidate Who Wants to Stop Prosecuting Most Low-Level Drug Offenses

Joe Khan is a young progressive running for district attorney who wants to ditch cash bail, revamp the civil asset forfeiture program, and stop prosecuting most simple […]

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Business

Why the FDA Approved Local Firm’s Abuse-Deterrent Opioid

That Egalet Corporation is in the Philadelphia area is due to one man: Robert Radie. Well, kind of. Radie joined Egalet’s board in March of […]

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There’s a Good Way to Fight Heroin Overdoses, but You’re Going to Hate It

The news from last weekend was grim. Nine people, ranging in age from 20 to 40, died of drug overdoses. They included Victor Colon, a […]

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State Will Spend $20 Million More to Fight Opiate Addiction Next Year

The epidemic of opiate addiction has gotten so bad over the last few years that finding better ways to treat addicts — and to stop […]