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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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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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Kathleen Kane Announces Arrests in Philly Heroin Bust

A month-long investigation conducted by the Office of the Attorney General’s Bureau of Narcotics yielded two arrests and the seizure of 3,660 packets of heroin […]

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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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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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Eight Charged With Selling Heroin Near Kensington School, Playground

Just weeks after the Drug Enforcement Administration released a report claiming that heroin availability is up in Philadelphia when it’s down in most other parts […]

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Philly’s Drug Problems Are Probably Bigger Than You Think

The Washington, D.C.-based Drug Enforcement Administration has released its 2015 National Drug Threat Assessment Summary, and Philadelphia doesn’t exactly come out looking like the Next […]

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“Heroin Antidote” Nasal Spray Gets FDA Approval

Heroin usage has reached epidemic proportions in the United States — and families in Philadelphia have certainly been feeling its wrath. In fact, deaths nationally […]

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Philly, Camden to Receive Fed Heroin Funds

Philadelphia and Camden are, jointly, one of five metropolitian areas in the United States receiving federal money to fight heroin abuse, the New York Times […]

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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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Montco DA: Mom Injected 15-Year-Old Daughter With Heroin

On Wednesday afternoon at the Montgomery County Courthouse, Montgomery County District Attorney Risa Ferman and Lower Salford Police Chief Thomas Medwid announced the arrest of […]

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4-Year-Old Brings Heroin to Daycare, Passes It Out Like Candy

A mother is under arrest after her 4-year-old daughter brought heroin to her daycare and passed it out to her classmates, Delaware State Police say. Ashley […]

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Traffic Stop Nets 5,000 Packets of Heroin

Delaware State Police say troopers found more than 5,000 packets of heroin during a traffic stop in Dagsboro. As you can see from the photos […]