drug addiction

Columbine shooting victim Austin Eubanks
Bebeto Matthews/AP, file
May 19, 2019 - 9:37 am
STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — A Colorado man who survived the 1999 Columbine school shooting and later became an advocate for fighting addiction has died. Routt County Coroner Robert Ryg said Saturday that 37-year-old Austin Eubanks died overnight at his Steamboat Springs home. There were no...
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OxyContin
Toby Talbot/AP, file
May 16, 2019 - 1:08 pm
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Five state attorneys general announced lawsuits Thursday seeking to hold the drug industry responsible for an opioid addiction crisis that has become the biggest cause of accidental deaths across the country and in many states. The new filings in Iowa, Kansas, Maryland,...
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Discarded crack pipe
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Jim Melwert
May 15, 2019 - 1:35 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — As the high-profile battle against heroin and opioids continues to grab headlines, Chester County District Attorney Tom Hogan said crystal methamphetamine is back — "with a vengeance." About 15 years ago, a kilo of high-quality crystal meth would cost about $47,000...
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Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro
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Steve Tawa
May 14, 2019 - 4:29 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Referring to Pennsylvania as a state hit the hardest by opioid addiction, Attorney General Josh Shapiro announced Tuesday he is filing a lawsuit against the creator of prescription painkiller OxyContin. While it's not the first lawsuit, Shapiro said this one is the...
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Packets of buprenorphine, a drug which controls heroin and opioid cravings, in Greenfield, Mass.
Elise Amendola/AP Photo
March 20, 2019 - 2:15 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation's top medical advisers say medicines proven to treat opioid addiction remain vastly underused in the U.S. The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine released a report Wednesday that found only a fraction of the estimated 2 million Americans addicted to...
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Rehab Center
Kim Glovas
March 03, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- New research and a new treatment plan show that those recovering from substance abuse find meaning in life by helping others. The National Institute on Drug Abuse says relapse rates among drug addicts or alcoholics are the same as the relapse rates for chronic...
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opioids
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Steve Tawa
February 09, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — More than a dozen doctors and medical professionals in the Philadelphia region are facing charges of running "pill mills" and allegedly dispensing opioid painkillers to people without legitimate medical needs. U.S. Attorney Bill McSwain alleges the 14 people charged...
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City officials shut down and cleaned out the last of four major homeless encampments in Kensington, known as Emerald City.
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Tim Jimenez
January 31, 2019 - 4:03 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — City officials shut down the last of four major homeless encampments in the Kensington section of Philadelphia Thursday morning, known as Emerald City. The tents, tattered furniture and other dreary conditions along Emerald Street near Lehigh Avenue have been a symbol...
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Gov. Tom Wolf discusses the availability of naloxone in Pennsylvania pharmacies during a press conference in Harrisburg, May 17, 2016.
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Cherri Gregg
December 10, 2018 - 2:26 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The amount of overdoses increases during the holiday season, according the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. To combat the rising numbers, the Wolf administration is working to save lives through a new project called "Stop Overdoses in PA: Get Help Now." The...
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Dan Wing
November 01, 2018 - 3:48 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Several city agencies and groups of volunteers from the community teamed up for a massive cleaning project in Kensington Thursday morning. Led by the city's Community Life Improvement Program , the group set up shop near the Kensington and Allegheny SEPTA station,...
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