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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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City Life

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 […]

City Life

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 […]

City Life

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. […]

City Life

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 […]

City Life

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, […]

Be Well Philly

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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City Life

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. 

City Life

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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City

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 […]

City Life

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 […]

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City Life

ACME Now Selling Overdose-Reversal Drug NARCAN at Pennsylvania Pharmacies

The country is the midst of an opioid overdose epidemic. The CDC estimates 89 people die every day from an opioid-related overdose in the United […]

City Life

Casey on Pa. Overdose Epidemic: “We’re Leading in a Category We Don’t Want to Be Leading”

Drug overdose deaths have rapidly increased in recent years and experts say this is due in large part to abuse of prescription painkillers and heroin […]

City Life

Ted Cruz Shares Emotional Story of His Half-Sister’s Overdose Death in Delco

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz is usually a rabble-rouser when he delivers a stump speech on the campaign trail. Thursday night at a church in Hooksett, N.H., he […]