Opioid Crisis

This Feb. 19, 2013, file photo shows OxyContin pills arranged for a photo at a pharmacy in Montpelier, Vt.
Toby Talbot/AP Photo, File
March 26, 2019 - 11:15 am
By Ken Miller and Geoff Mulvihill, Associated Press OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The maker of the powerful prescription painkiller OxyContin has reached a settlement with the state of Oklahoma over its role in the nation's deadly opioid crisis, officials said Tuesday. The terms were not immediately...
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Mike Dougherty
February 24, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Project HOPE in Camden, New Jersey is getting a $1.8 million grant to expand services for people battling opioid addiction. About 5,000 people a year rely on Project HOPE for various services, from primary care to addiction counseling. CEO Patricia DeShields says...
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Dominic Barilone is 59 years old, and his wife, Andrea, is 61. They both thought they would only be worried about retiring around this age, but then life happened.
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Antionette Lee
February 03, 2019 - 3:20 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — For decades, grandparents have helped take care of their grandchildren. But as the nation grapples with the opioid crisis and millions are debilitated by addiction, more older relatives are having to step up. Dominic Barilone is 59 years old, and his wife, Andrea, is...
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Police Tow Truck
Dan Wing
February 02, 2019 - 1:28 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- The next step in city's ongoing battle with the opioid epidemic is taking place this weekend, as the Philadelphia Police Department targets hundreds of abandoned cars from a portion of Kensington that is at the heart of the crisis. Officers will join up with various...
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Philadelphia Health Commissioner Tom Farley announces city guidelines for post-op prescription of opioids.
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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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Gov. Tom Wolf discusses the availability of naloxone in Pennsylvania pharmacies during a press conference in Harrisburg, May 17, 2016.
The Office of Governor Tom Wolf via Flickr
Cherri Gregg
December 10, 2018 - 2:26 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The amount of overdoses increases during the holiday season, according the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. To combat the rising numbers, the Wolf administration is working to save lives through a new project called "Stop Overdoses in PA: Get Help Now." The...
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The driver of this vehicle was under the influence of heroin when this happened. It took 4 doses of Narcan to revive him.
Upper Darby Police Department
Tim Jimenez
November 12, 2018 - 12:23 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Upper Darby Police say a man who overdosed on heroin and slammed his car into a pole Sunday is now facing charges. The crash shut down a busy road and left 100 homes without power for several hours. When police got to the site of the crash on Township Line Road near...
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Dan Wing
November 01, 2018 - 3:48 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Several city agencies and groups of volunteers from the community teamed up for a massive cleaning project in Kensington Thursday morning. Led by the city's Community Life Improvement Program , the group set up shop near the Kensington and Allegheny SEPTA station,...
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Kensington encampment
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Pat Loeb
October 03, 2018 - 8:06 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Mayor Jim Kenney called the opioid crisis a "disaster" and has ordered the creation of a emergency response group, according to an executive order he signed off on Wednesday night. The order mobilizes multiple city departments to address different aspects of the...
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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.
Paul Kurtz I KYW Newsradio
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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