opioid

Philadelphia City Council committee considers bill to establish rules for opening a safe injection site.
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Pat Loeb
March 09, 2020 - 4:42 pm
A Philadelphia City Council committee Monday advanced a bill that would establish strict rules for opening a safe injection site. The action followed three hours of testimony. Read more here.
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Kanishk Nazareth.
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Jim Melwert
February 25, 2020 - 7:27 pm
After a close encounter with a casualty of the opioid crisis, a Bucks County high school student designed a device that not only dispenses a lifesaving drug, but also alerts emergency services for help. Read more here.
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People gathered in front of the court house.
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Pat Loeb
February 25, 2020 - 5:44 pm
A federal judge has issued an order that clears the way for the nonprofit Safehouse to open a facility in Philadelphia where drug users could inject under medical supervision. Read more here.
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Fentanyl test strips
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David Madden
February 21, 2020 - 1:41 pm
Camden County is taking a new approach against the war on opioids through a study that utilizes fentanyl test strips. Read more here.
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Philadelphia City Hall.
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Pat Loeb
February 15, 2020 - 4:00 am
The Philadelphia Health Department has compiled a list of what pharmaceutical companies spend on meals to local doctors, to market their products. The total comes to $1.3 million. Read more here.
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KYW In-Depth host Carol MacKenzie with Nick Renn and Toni Maccariella.
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KYW In Depth
February 14, 2020 - 4:00 am
This week on KYW In-Depth, funeral director Nick Renn gives a tour of a funeral home and see what the opioid epidemic looks like from the perspective of a funeral director. Read more here.
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Emergency sign.
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Pat Loeb
February 12, 2020 - 4:00 am
There's a grim new measurement for the severity of Philadelphia's opioid epidemic: A skyrocketing number of infections have been related to IV drug use. Read more here.
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 Governor Phil Murphy holds a roundtable discussion on combating the opioid epidemic at Ocean Mental Health Services in Bayville, New Jersey.
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David Madden
February 04, 2020 - 4:56 pm
New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy held a roundtable discussion in Ocean County Tuesday that was centered on the state’s continuing battle with opioid addiction. Read more here.
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Drugs.
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Pat Loeb
December 21, 2019 - 4:00 am
Philadelphia City Council passed two bills right before adjourning that are intended to help the city put a dent in the opioid epidemic by increasing reporting requirements on hospitals and pharmacies. Read more here.
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Juice WRLD
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AP News
December 09, 2019 - 5:12 pm
A federal agent who was at a Chicago airport to search a private plane that rapper Juice WRLD and his entourage had arrived in administered the opioid antidote Narcan to the performer, who briefly woke up incoherent but later died. Read more here.
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