opioid epidemic

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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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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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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The Salvation Army gave out 250 hot meals in about a half hour on Thanksgiving in Kensington.
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Mike DeNardo
November 28, 2019 - 1:13 pm
On this Thanksgiving Day, the Salvation Army provided hot meals to some of those who needed them most. They gave out 250 turkey dinners on the streets of Kensington, a neighborhood that has been ravaged by the opioid epidemic. Read more here.
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A syringe on the ground in Kensington, as residents say there is still much that must be done to combat the opioid crisis in the area.
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Andrew Kramer
November 09, 2019 - 4:17 pm
It's been almost two years since Gov. Tom Wolf signed Pennsylvania's Opioid Disaster Declaration, but in Philadelphia opioids are still a major concern, especially in the Kensington neighborhood.
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Lawrence Miller
Montgomery County District Attorney's Office
Jim Melwert
October 28, 2019 - 4:43 pm
A Hatfield doctor entered a plea to charges that he was illegally prescribing opioids. Read more here.
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People rest on grass while reading at Brown University in Providence, R.I.
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AP News
October 03, 2019 - 10:29 am
Prestigious universities around the world have accepted at least $60 million over the past five years from the family that owns the maker of OxyContin, even as the company became embroiled in lawsuits related to the opioid epidemic, financial records show.
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 OxyContin pills arranged for a photo at a pharmacy in Montpelier.
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AP News
September 11, 2019 - 3:48 pm
Nearly half the states and some 2,000 local governments have agreed to a tentative settlement with OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma over the toll of the nation's opioid crisis.
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AP News
August 28, 2019 - 12:54 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Purdue Pharma and the thousands of state and local governments suing the maker of OxyContin over the nation's deadly opioid crisis are negotiating a $10 billion to $12 billion settlement under which the Sackler family would give up ownership of the company, according to...
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