opioid abuse

Heroin syringe or other narcotic substances
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David Madden
January 19, 2020 - 4:30 am
New Jersey reported a slight reduction in the number of opioid-related deaths in 2019. But state officials from the governor on down vow to step up their efforts to lower those numbers even further. Read more here.
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Dr. Glenn Sterner
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John McDevitt
December 17, 2019 - 5:33 pm
A panel of experts on the opioid epidemic and substance abuse converged at Penn State Abington Tuesday, shining a light on the stigma some may face when trying to return to facets of normalcy. Read more here.
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OxyContin
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AP News
September 17, 2019 - 7:49 am
Purdue Pharma gets its day in court after the OxyContin maker filed for bankruptcy and negotiated a potential multi-billion dollar settlement to resolve thousands of lawsuits. Read what to expect here.
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Pennsylvania Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine
Pennsylvania Department of General Services
Steve Tawa
January 07, 2019 - 4:32 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Now that Gov. Tom Wolf is beginning his second term, agencies that are a part of his Opioid Operational Command Center are highlighting its efforts on three fronts: prevention, rescue and treatment. The Wolf administration intends to address the opioid crisis at its...
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Project SAVE
Dan Keashen, Camden County
David Madden
October 20, 2018 - 9:26 am
AUDUBON, NJ (KYW Newsradio) -- A one-year test program in Camden County will kick off with the new year, aimed at helping people with an addiction to opioids who wind up in the legal system. Project SAVE has been in business for four years now in Gloucester Township in its Municipal Court. Non-...
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Technology can be used as a tool to help fight opioid abuse.
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Ian Bush
October 18, 2018 - 4:54 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — In the fight against opioid abuse, health providers are increasingly looking to technology to help prevent addiction and improve treatment. One promising effort involves house calls by video in rural areas, where overdose deaths are rising and it's harder to find a...
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The Conners Return
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October 18, 2018 - 9:39 am
By Sandra Gonzalez, CNN (CNN) -- Warning: This story contains spoilers about the series premiere of "The Conners." So, Roseanne was right. Nearly five months since ABC's much-publicized axing of its "Roseanne" revival from its lineup, the network on Tuesday premiered "The Conners," a half hour spin...
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CrescoLabs' anti-opioid campaign at Headhouse features a vending machine that disperses free plastic pill bottles containing an anti-opioid message inside.
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Paul Kurtz
October 02, 2018 - 3:49 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Medical marijuana companies appear to be making inroads in their efforts to convince prescription opioid users to try their safer alternative. Recent studies have shown a drop in daily opioid use in Pennsylvania and other states where medical marijuana is legal. Chris...
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Four doctors who were practicing in Montgomery County are facing charges on allegations that they were illegally prescribing opioid painkillers and other prescription drugs.
Montgomery County District Attorney's Office
Jim Melwert
September 12, 2018 - 2:55 pm
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — Four doctors who were practicing in Montgomery County are facing charges on allegations that they were illegally prescribing opioid painkillers and other prescription drugs. Montgomery County District Attorney Kevin Steele said the charges are serious and the...
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