opioid addiction

Lacy Atkins/The Tennessean
David Madden
April 02, 2019 - 2:02 pm
TRENTON, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — The Garden State has just made it easier for people in need of help to kick an opioid addiction to get it by removing a bureaucratic roadblock. Medicaid rules needed to be changed when it came to getting approved drugs into the hands of patients, to hear New Jersey...
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Philadelphia Health Commissioner Tom Farley announces city guidelines for post-op prescription of opioids.
Pat Loeb/KYW Newsradio
Pat Loeb
December 19, 2018 - 12:40 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Philadelphia Health Department has taken the unusual step of developing opioid prescription guidelines for surgeons in the city, in another effort to reign in the addiction epidemic. The guidelines are based on research showing opioids may be completely...
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KYW Newsradio
December 16, 2018 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — This week on Flashpoint, host and KYW Community Affairs reporter Cherri Gregg asks the burning questions about what it takes to get through the holidays when you have loved ones in recovery for opioid addiction. Statistics show overdoses and suicides increase during...
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Sheamus McCarthy
Bucks County District Attorney's Office
Kim Glovas
November 20, 2018 - 1:15 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — More drug charges have been filed against a Bucks County man already serving time in state prison for running a heroin ring in Quakertown. The Bucks County District Attorney's office says 28-year-old Sheamus McCarthy sent letters to his brother and his girlfriend in...
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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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The Conners Return
Eric McCandless/ABC via CNN
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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Physical Therapy
August 22, 2018 - 3:15 am
KYW’s Medical Reports Sponsored By Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Physical therapy in the emergency department? It is not something that we think about as a common practice, but with the growing realization that the opioid epidemic...
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A study finds that despite the ability of medication-assisted treatment drugs like methadone and buprenorphine to save the lives of people who've overdosed on opioids, they continue to be underutilized.
Shutterstock via CNN
June 18, 2018 - 6:51 pm
By Nadia Kounang (CNN) -- A study finds that despite the ability of medication-assisted treatment drugs like methadone and buprenorphine to save the lives of people who've overdosed on opioids, they continue to be underutilized. The study, published Monday in the medical journal Annals of Internal...
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Judge Steven O’Neill said putting someone with opioid addiction behind bars may offer short-term safety to the community, but the person will not get the treatment they need.
Jim Melwert | KYW Newsradio
Jim Melwert
June 15, 2018 - 1:27 pm
MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — Attendees at a conference in Montgomery County on battling opioid addiction heard from people making a difference on the front lines, including some who hope that there might be progress in the fight. Leaders from health care, law enforcement and the...
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President Trump speaks about the spending bill
(Photo by Oliver Contreras/SIPA USA)
March 31, 2018 - 9:30 pm
By Devan Cole WASHINGTON D.C. (CNN) -- The White House is using a new website to collect and share stories from Americans about how they or someone they know overcame opioid addiction. The website invites visitors to "share your story below by uploading a video about how you overcame addiction,...
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