opioid

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.
OIT/NJ Governor's Office
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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Morris Starkman
Burlington County Prosecutor's Office
David Madden
December 05, 2019 - 4:00 am
Burlington County authorities have charged a 60-year-old former physician with doling out opioid painkillers almost at will and committing insurance fraud. Read more here.
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Philadelphia City Hall.
Holli Stephens/KYW Newsradio
Pat Loeb
November 20, 2019 - 4:57 pm
Philadelphia City Council's public health committee has advanced a measure that would put new reporting requirements on hospitals that are planning to close. Read more here.
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 In this Aug. 26, 2019 file photo, Judge Thad Balkman reads a summary of his decision in the opioid trial at the Cleveland County Courthouse in Norman, Okla.
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AP News
November 15, 2019 - 3:43 pm
An Oklahoma judge who last summer ordered consumer products giant Johnson & Johnson to pay $572 million to help address the state’s opioid crisis on Friday reduced that amount by $107 million in a final order he issued in the case.
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