Fentanyl

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Mark Abrams
April 08, 2019 - 8:18 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — New Jersey Sen. Bob Menendez is coming to Camden on Monday to promote legislation targeting international trafficking in fentanyl. Mendez has signed on to a bipartisan measure called the Fentanyl Sanctions Act. Drug manufacturers in China who knowingly provide...
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A major drug bust in the Kensington section of Philadelphia shuts down an operation that authorities say had a stronghold on the neighborhood for years and consistently put heroin and fentanyl back into the streets.
Justin Udo/KYW Newsradio
Justin Udo
February 14, 2019 - 6:18 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A major drug bust in the Kensington section of Philadelphia shuts down an operation that authorities say had a stronghold on the neighborhood for years and consistently put heroin and fentanyl back into the streets. On Thursday morning, authorities arrested 11 alleged...
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Nora Boyle, 35, and Gregory Searl, 42
Upper Darby Police Department
Tim Jimenez
February 06, 2019 - 10:06 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Upper Darby police say the parents of the 16-month-old boy who ingested bags of drugs earlier this week, turned themselves in Wednesday morning. Police superintendant Mike Chitwood says Nora Boyle, 35, and Gregory Searl, 42, are now facing child endangerment and drug...
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Preston Lonnberg-Lane, 30, is sentenced to 20 to 40 years behind bars after pleading guilty to the third-degree murder of his father.
Jim Melwert/KYW Newsradio
Jim Melwert
January 22, 2019 - 3:31 pm
LANSDALE, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — The Lansdale man who stabbed and choked his father to death in March 2018 will spend up to 40 years behind bars after pleading guilty to third-degree murder. Preston Lonnberg-Lane, 30, attacked his 74-year-old adoptive father, Thomas Lane, with a butter knife in the...
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William Brennan
Bucks County District Attorney's Office
Jim Melwert
December 18, 2018 - 11:37 am
BUCKS COUNTY, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — A Bucks County man is facing up to 30 years in prison for selling the fentanyl-laced heroin that killed 23-year-old Lukas Titus. William Brennan, 21, was sentenced to 7.5-to-20 years in prison for drug delivery resulting in death, and another 2.5-to-10 years for...
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Naloxone acts as an opioid antagonist and blocks the effects of heroin, fentanyl and other opiates on receptors in the brain.
Molly Corfman/News Herald
December 12, 2018 - 7:45 am
By Nadia Kounang (CNN) — Fentanyl is now the most commonly used drug involved in drug overdoses, according to a new government report. The latest numbers from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Center for Health Statistics say that the rate of drug overdoses involving...
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Lauren Semanyk and Joseph Milano charged with murder in death of 10-month-old daughter.
Upper Darby Township Police Department
Mark Abrams
December 06, 2018 - 12:16 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Upper Darby police have charged the parents of 10-month-old baby girl with murder months after an investigation confirmed the infant somehow ingested fentanyl, a highly-toxic heroin additive. Chief Michael Chitwood says 31-year-old Joseph Milano and 34-year-old Lauren...
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Mac Miller
Owen Sweeney/Invision/AP, File
November 05, 2018 - 5:11 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Rapper Mac Miller died from an accidental overdose caused by a combination of cocaine, alcohol, and the powerful opioid fentanyl, a coroner's report released Monday said. The Los Angeles County coroner's report named Miller's cause of death as "mixed toxicity" of the three...
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CNN
November 04, 2018 - 11:24 pm
By Debra Goldschmidt (CNN) -- Despite the ongoing opioid crisis plaguing the nation, the US Food and Drug Administration on Friday approved a new opioid medication five to 10 times more powerful than fentanyl. Dsuvia, made by AcelRx Pharmaceuticals Inc., is a tablet in a single-dose, prefilled...
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In this June 26, 2018 file photo, Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington.
AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin
November 02, 2018 - 1:15 pm
By Michael Balsamo, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Drug overdose deaths hit the highest level ever recorded in the United States last year, with an estimated 200 people dying per day, according to a report by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration. Most of that was the result of a record...
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