drugs

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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July 11, 2019 - 4:00 am
KYW Newsradio’s Medical Reports are sponsored by Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — One of the best ways to curb the opioid epidemic is to have physicians prescribe them only when absolutely necessary. Numerous studies have shown that in...
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David Madden
June 27, 2019 - 12:13 pm
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — Nineteen people were rounded up Thursday morning down the shore as federal officials broke up a drug ring based in Atlantic City. U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced the arrests , which are the culmination of a nearly two-year investigation. In total, 22...
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June 17, 2019 - 4:51 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — The Pennsylvania Attorney General's Gun Violence Task Force (GVTF) was busy last week in Philadelphia. Attorney General Josh Shapiro said seven people were arrested, nine guns were seized, and hundreds of thousands of dollars in drugs were confiscated. GVTF is a...
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David Cade
New Jersey State Police
Steve Tawa
June 07, 2019 - 1:21 pm
BURLINGTON, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — A former prison guard in South Jersey has been sentenced after he plead guilty for smuggling opioid painkillers into South Woods State Prison in Cumberland County. After learning that 54-year old David Cade was smuggling drugs behind bars in Bridgeton in exchange...
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