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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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Wolf: Legalizing Marijuana Won’t Help State Budget Deficit

Yesterday, Pennsylvania Auditor General Eugene DePasquale called for the state to legalize marijuana, claiming it would “generate hundreds of millions of dollars each year that […]

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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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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 […]

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N.A. Poe Is the Hardest Working Pothead in Philly

My name is … N.A. Poe. My friends call me Poe.

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MLB Clears Ryan Howard in Drug Probe

Major League Baseball announced today it had cleared Phillies slugger Ryan Howard in its investigation into the Al Jazeera performance-enhancing drug report released late last […]

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Drug-Resistant Superbug Found in Pennsylvania Woman

A terrifying strain of drug-resistant bacteria has made its first appearance in the United States — in a Pennsylvania woman. The report, posted online Thursday […]

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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 […]

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Penn Study: Painkiller Prescriptions on the Rise

Are prescription painkillers playing a role in increasing rates of addiction and overdose from prescription opioid painkillers? A study published this month in the Journal of the […]

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Medical Marijuana Could Be Law in Pennsylvania Very Soon

After a long battle, medical marijuana is poised to be made into law in Pennsylvania. The House of Representatives passed the bill earlier this week; […]

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Another Nice Spring Day, Another Villanova LSD Bust

Was it just last month that a bunch of Villanova University kids went on bad LSD trips, resulting in two arrests and four hospitalizations? It […]

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Cops: Main Line Dad Left 3-Year-Old Home Alone So He Could Go Smoke Weed

A Main Line dad is in  trouble with police after he allegedly left his 3-year-old child home alone so that he could go out and […]

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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 […]

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WATCH: Man ODs on Bus, Revived by Upper Darby Police

Upper Darby police on Tuesday released this dramatic video of a man overdosing aboard a SEPTA bus — then being revived by officers using Narcan, […]