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Be Well Philly

9 Ways to Save Money on Prescription Drugs

While out-of-pocket drug costs have been rising for decades, there are often ways to get meds at more affordable prices — most people just don’t […]

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Be Well Philly

6 Outrageously Expensive Drugs We Really Hope You Don’t Need

Because we care so much about you, dear readers, we set out to find the most expensive drugs in America, so we could warn you […]

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Be Well Philly

Here’s What 4 Super-Common Prescription Drugs Cost at Different Philly Pharmacies

We were shocked at the discrepancies we found when we asked some random local pharmacies how much four often-prescribed drugs cost for a one-month supply […]

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Be Well Philly

The Wildly Expensive Cost of Prescription Drugs

Sky-high prices. Confusing co-pays. Maddening bureaucracy. Why is our pharmaceutical system such an impenetrable mess? We took a deep dive into the world of prescription drug […]

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Be Well Philly

American Prescription Drug Prices Are Out of Control. One Man’s Furious Quest to Get to the Bottom of It.

I was at the end of the long table in the conference room when I realized the drugs had become a problem. As I tried […]

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City Life

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 […]

City Life

The Opioid Epidemic Is Slashing Philly’s Overall Life Expectancy

Life expectancy in Philadelphia is on the decline — and officials say drug overdoses are a major driving factor. The just-released Health of the City […]

City Life

Gov. Wolf Wants to Seriously Consider Legalizing Recreational Marijuana

Gov. Tom Wolf isn’t known for being a huge fan of legalizing recreational weed. This past August, he said Pennsylvania was simply “not ready for it” — which […]

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City Life

Here’s What Kenney’s Opioid Disaster Declaration Means for Kensington

Mayor Jim Kenney is getting serious about Philadelphia’s overdose epidemic — particularly in Kensington, where the crisis is most prevalent. On Wednesday, the mayor signed […]

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City Life

Feds: We’ll Crack Down on a Safe Injection Site in Philly Immediately

The Trump administration is not happy with Philadelphia’s plan to open a supervised injection site. Months after the city first announced that intention, U.S. Deputy Attorney General […]

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The War on Drugs Is the Rock Band We Need Right Now

Adam Granduciel is shuffling around backstage at Late Night with Seth Meyers with a paper cup of coffee in his hands, not sure what to […]

City Life

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 […]

City Life

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 […]

City Life

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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City Life

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 […]