drugs

Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina
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David Madden
April 24, 2019 - 1:53 pm
BURLINGTON, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — A year-long program to get people with drug addictions into treatment programs in Burlington County is expanding into a third municipality come May. The "Straight to Treatment" program began a little over a year ago in Evesham Township. Pemberton came on board...
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A woman's blood pressure is checked
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April 19, 2019 - 4:54 pm
By Jen Christensen (CNN) -- If you take blood pressure medicine, you'll want to double-check your bottle. Torrent Pharmaceuticals Ltd. has expanded its recall of losartan potassium and losartan potassium/hydrochlorothiazide tablets. Tests found trace amounts of a potentially cancer-causing impurity...
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Kodak Black
Niagara County Sheriff's Office via AP
April 18, 2019 - 4:40 pm
LEWISTON, N.Y. (AP) — Kodak Black was arrested on drug and weapons charges as the rapper tried to cross from Canada into the United States near Niagara Falls, law enforcement officials said Thursday. Black, whose legal name is Bill Kapri, was driving two other people in a Cadillac Escalade with...
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Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro
Steve Tawa/KYW Newsradio
Steve Tawa
March 25, 2019 - 3:34 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The co-founder and executives of Liberation Way, a Bucks County-based drug treatment center, have been charged in an alleged scheme that "profited off the addiction of others." Following a grand jury investigation, 11 people and nine businesses face state and federal...
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Antonio Lindsay
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Jim Melwert
March 22, 2019 - 1:30 pm
CHELTENHAM, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — After getting out of jail in Philadelphia for $10, a man received a lengthy prison sentence for what he did after bail. Antonio Lindsay, 26, has been sentenced to 31 to 62 years in prison for driving 34-year-old Joseph Kohler from Germantown to The Elkins Estate...
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Dreamstime
Steve Tawa
March 20, 2019 - 12:55 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Federal authorities have taken in quite a haul of cocaine at the Port of Philadelphia. Sources say it took nearly a full day to process the 450 bricks of cocaine — weighing nearly 1,200 pounds with a street value of $38 million, according to sources. U.S. Customs and...
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Behavioral health Commissioner David Jones launches new ad campaign proclaiming "BUPE works."
Pat Loeb/KYW Newsradio
Pat Loeb
March 05, 2019 - 3:48 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Advertising has proven effective at getting people to consume things. But will it work to get people to stop consuming drugs? Philadelphia health officials are hoping the answer is yes. Officials have launched an ad campaign proclaiming "BUPE works." BUPE, or...
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Trump declares national emergency
CNN
February 15, 2019 - 1:52 pm
By Holmes Lybrand, Priscilla Alvarez, Geneva Sands, Lydia DePillis and Gregory Wallace, CNN (CNN) — President Donald Trump on Friday signed a national emergency declaration to address "an invasion of our country with drugs, with human traffickers, with all types of criminals and gangs." He also...
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Dreamstime
Steve Tawa
January 29, 2019 - 4:49 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A Philadelphia jury is hearing a lawsuit brought by a now 23-year-old man who claims taking drug maker Janssen's product made him grow embarrassing, abnormal breasts when he was younger. It's the first case in the country to allow "punitive" damages, if the jury finds...
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