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Opioid Epidemic

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SEPTA Officers Revive Pregnant Woman Who OD’d Twice in One Night

A pair of SEPTA Transit Police officers saved the life of an unidentified pregnant woman on two separate occasions after she overdosed on heroin twice […]

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Krasner: Safe Injection Sites Work

As the conversation surrounding safe injection sites ramps up following a cleanup of the city’s most notorious spot for heroin users, Philly DA candidates are weighing […]

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OPINION: Neighborhoods Are Bearing the Cost of the Conrail Heroin Camp Cleanup

When the city demolished the Conrail drug community in Kensington, it was as if Carrie Nation herself had returned from the grave to swing her […]

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Boston Globe Alleges “Turmoil” at Brian O’Neill’s Addiction Treatment Centers

Main Line developer Brian O’Neill was plunged into controversy last week following a concerning report on two of his luxury Massachusetts-based addiction treatment centers. The Boston Globe and online […]

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WATCH: Tony Luke’s PSA for New Anti-Opioid Initiative

Tony Luke Jr. is blown away by all of the support he’s received for his new #BrownAndWhite initiative, which is looking to change the narrative about heroin addiction by sharing […]

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First Elephant Tranquilizer Overdose Deaths Reported on Main Line

It seems that not a day goes by without us hearing about yet another opioid-related tragedy in Philadelphia, particularly in Kensington and surrounding neighborhoods. But […]


Endo to Remove Opioid Medicine From Market at FDA’s Request

Pharmaceutical company Endo International has graciously heeded the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s call to remove its opioid painkiller, Opana ER, from store shelves. On […]

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Tony Luke Wants to Change the Conversation About Heroin Addiction

  Tony Luke Jr. knows drug addiction. The cheesesteak scion was hooked on crystal meth as a teen in South Philly and his son, Tony […]


FDA Asks Endo to Pull “Risky” Opioid Painkiller From Market

On Thursday, the Food and Drug Administration made an unprecedented move when it asked Malvern-headquartered Endo Pharmaceuticals to remove its opioid painkiller medication, Opana ER, […]

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Does Pa.’s AG Have the Solution to Our Opioid Epidemic?

Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro attended a forum hosted by the Independence Blue Cross Foundation in Philadelphia earlier this week to address the state and […]

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Two Drug Counselors OD at Chester County Halfway House

Two Chester County drug counselors overdosed and were found dead this past weekend by the very people whose lives they were trying to help save, […]

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Montco Grand Jury Issues Recommendations to Curb County’s Opioid Epidemic

Montgomery County District Attorney Kevin Steele has released the findings of a comprehensive report authored by a 23-person grand jury tasked with investigating what he […]