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In this May 8, 2019, file photo, a Yolo! brand CBD oil vape cartridge sits alongside a vape pen on a biohazard bag on a table at a park in Ninety Six, S.C.
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AP News
October 21, 2019 - 10:58 am
Some of the people rushing to emergency rooms thought the CBD vape they inhaled would help like a gentle medicine. Others puffed it for fun. What the vapors delivered instead was a jolt of synthetic marijuana, and with it an intense high of hallucinations and even seizures. More than 50 people...
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Group of doctors.
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KYW Staff
October 02, 2019 - 4:00 am
Do you have access to a family doctor or someone to coordinate your care?
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Pharmacy
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Tim Jimenez
September 30, 2019 - 7:05 am
CVS Pharmacy has announced it will stop selling the the popular heartburn medicine Zantac and the store's generic brand because of a possible link to cancer.
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Justin Burks and Lacey Williams
Bucks County District Attorney's Office
Jim Melwert
September 13, 2019 - 4:18 pm
A man and woman who were caught trading guns for meth will each spend at least the next decade in prison. Read more here.
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Justify race horse
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AP News
September 12, 2019 - 5:01 pm
The New York Times says Justify won the 2018 Triple Crown after a failed postrace drug test at a California track that could have kept the horse out of the Kentucky Derby. Read more here.
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Jose Uriel Arreola-Ortiz
Chester County District Attorney's Office
Jim Melwert
September 12, 2019 - 1:44 pm
Officials say a recent drug bust in Chester County shows the current trend in street drugs, as Mexican cartels continue to funnel in deadly fentanyl and begin to push cheap and pure crystal meth. Read more here.
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 OxyContin pills arranged for a photo at a pharmacy in Montpelier.
Toby Talbot/AP Photo, File
AP News
September 11, 2019 - 3:48 pm
Nearly half the states and some 2,000 local governments have agreed to a tentative settlement with OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma over the toll of the nation's opioid crisis.
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Bensalem police launch addiction treatment pilot program
Jim Melwert/KYW Newsradio
Jim Melwert
September 09, 2019 - 1:22 pm
It can take hours or even days for someone to go through an assessment and bed search to enter an addiction treatment program. To better support people dealing with addiction and get them the help they need quickly, Bensalem Township has launched a new pilot program that expedites the assessment...
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North Philly barricade
Tim Jimenez/KYW Newsradio
Tim Jimenez
August 29, 2019 - 7:33 am
NORTH PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Two weeks after six police officers were shot in North Philadelphia during a nearly eight-hour standoff, authorities say a gunman opened fire at two undercover cops, which led to a barricade situation that ended with five people in custody. Around midnight at...
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OxyContin
Toby Talbot/AP, file
AP News
August 28, 2019 - 12:54 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Purdue Pharma and the thousands of state and local governments suing the maker of OxyContin over the nation's deadly opioid crisis are negotiating a $10 billion to $12 billion settlement under which the Sackler family would give up ownership of the company, according to...
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