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Philadelphia Doctor, Receptionist Charged in Pill Mill Scheme

Prosecutors today announced the indictment of two Philadelphians, a doctor and a clinic receptionist, for running a “pill mill” scheme out of offices in Philly […]

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Proposal: Test Pa. Legislature for Drugs

State Rep. John Lawrence of Chester County is proposing that all of his colleagues in the Pennsylvania General Assembly be tested for drug use. “I […]

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WATCH: War on Drugs Perform on The Tonight Show, Questlove Documents It on Instagram

Philly’s War on Drugs stopped by The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon last night to perform “An Ocean Between the Waves,” from their album Lost in the […]

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War on Drugs Playing Coachella 2015

The 2015 Coachella Arts and Music Festival announced its 2015 lineup, and Philly’s War on Drugs is scheduled to play alongside musicians like Jack White, […]

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Cherry Hill Cops Find 250 Pounds of Pot

Cherry Hill Police today announced a drug bust where police seized 250 pounds of marijuana from a truck and a storage unit. Police said narc […]

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SEPTA Sues Drug Maker Over $1,000-a-Pill Hep C Drug

SEPTA has sued the drugmaker Gilead over the price of its Hepatitis C drug Sovaldi, which costs about $1,000 a pill — or $84,000 for […]

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Drug Company to Put Up Giant Cigarette Butt in Dilworth Park Friday

Every Philadelphian who has passed through the new Dilworth Park since its opening has come away with the same thought: This place could really use […]

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“Good Samaritan” Law Tries to Reduce Overdose Deaths

Remember that scene in Pulp Fiction where Uma Thurman overdosed on John Travolta’s heroin, and he had to figure out how to save her life […]

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90 Pounds of Pot Sent to 69th Street City Blue to Be Destroyed

60 pounds of pot delivered to Upper Darby clothing store: http://t.co/jugoLXC1I9 pic.twitter.com/x34L82c6P2 — Philly.com Breaking (@phillynews) November 19, 2014 An unknown person shipped 90 pounds […]

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Ex-Philadelphia Cop Facing Federal Extortion Charges

A former Philadelphia police officer is accused of robbing drug dealers of money and drugs, then splitting the proceeds with his co-conspirators. Federal prosecutors say […]

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WATCH THIS: Philly Band The War On Drugs Rocks Conan

Local band The War on Drugs was on last night’s episode of Conan. The indie-rock band, with members Adam Granduciel, David Hartley, Robbie Bennett and Charlie […]

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Another Guilty Plea in Main Line Drug Ring

Timothy Brooks, who prosecutors have charged as second in command in the Main Line drug ring, pleaded guilty Tuesday to five of the 13 counts […]

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Another Member of “Main Line Takeover Project” Admits Guilt

A member of the alleged preppie drug ring that made headlines last spring has pleaded to misdemeanor charges in the case, the Delco Daily Times […]

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Joe Biden’s Son Discharged From Navy For Cocaine Use

Hunter Biden, son of Vice President Joe, was discharged from the Navy earlier this year after failing a drug test for cocaine. Hunter Biden, a […]

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Sun Kil Moon Has Beef With Philly’s War On Drugs, Releases a Song About It

San Francisco folk-rock act Sun Kil Moon frontman Mark Kozelek has been super vocal lately about some beef he has with Philly rock band The War On […]