Larry Krasner Sues Big Pharma, Drops All Marijuana Possession Charges

On the same day a op-ed was published in which Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner (and Mayor Kenney) admitted the failure that was the […]

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Kenney and Krasner: Criminalizing Crack Addiction Was a Mistake

Philly Mayor Jim Kenney and District Attorney Larry Krasner declared on Thursday that criminalizing crack addiction in the 1970s and ’80s was a mistake. In an […]

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Philly Just Announced Plans for the Nation’s First Safe Injection Site

It’s official: Philly is embracing plans to open the nation’s first safe injection site. At a press conference on Tuesday, officials detailed the grim effects of […]

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How Close Is Philly to Opening the Nation’s First Safe Injection Site?

We’re not even two weeks into 2018, and one of the year’s major hot topics is already clear: safe injection sites. On Tuesday, Philly’s stance […]


Cable TV Scion Chase Lenfest Sued Over Marijuana Deal Gone Bad

Last June, Pennsylvania awarded medical marijuana licenses to 12 companies in the state, allowing them to cultivate and process cannabis for sale at as-yet-to-open dispensaries. […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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. […]


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 […]


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. […]