Drugs

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Pot Is Super Popular Among My Fellow Boomers. So Why Can’t I Get on Board?

I’ve been doing the cha-cha with a novel I’m working on where the age-55-and-over main characters regularly smoke marijuana to get high. Really high. So […]

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From Sex Offender to CEO of Recovery Homes for Women

People in recovery for opioid addiction are among the most vulnerable members of society. So when they check into a recovery home, sometimes sent there […]

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Northern Liberties Man Indicted by Feds in Huge Opioid Crisis Fraud Probe

It’s not Joseph Lubowitz’s first time in the news. The 29-year-old man, who went from drug user to CEO of Humble Beginnings Recovery Centers, has […]

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Police: Philly Kindergartner Finds Cocaine in Classmate’s Backpack

Philadelphia police are investigating after they say a kindergartner found a packet of cocaine inside a classmate’s backpack at Mastery Charter’s Hardy Williams Elementary School […]

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Report: Pa. Has Nation’s Second-Highest Rate of Opioid-Related Doctor Arrests

Opioid-related deaths in Pennsylvania are outpacing the national average, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Between 2015 and 2016, the state saw […]

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Philly Sues Opioid Manufacturers, Says They’re to Blame in Overdose Crisis

On Wednesday, Philadelphia joined more than 200 cities around the country that have sued opioid manufacturers over their apparent role in the overdose crisis. The […]

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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 […]

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Feds: Philly Cop Helped Baltimore Officers Sell Seized Drugs

The Philadelphia Police Department has suspended a 35th District officer for 30 days with intent to dismiss after he was indicted by federal authorities in […]

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Police: Man in Dallas Cowboys Hat Steals Baby Formula in the ‘Burbs

The Bensalem Police Department is searching for a man who allegedly stole large amounts of baby formula from multiple stores in the area. Police say […]

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Police Launch Investigation Into Drugging Claims at the Dolphin

Earlier this week, we told you that we spoke with five people who claim that they were drugged at the Dolphin on South Broad Street […]

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Seven Women Say They Were Drugged at Popular South Philly Bar

UPDATE: The Philadelphia Police Department has launched an investigation into these drugging claims at the Dolphin. For the full story, click here. ORIGINAL: Heather DeRussy […]

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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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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

How Drug Busts in Kensington Could Make Things Even Worse

The police laid the drugs, the money, and the guns on the table. The cameras rolled. And another victory in the drug war was declared. […]

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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 […]