opioids

Constitution Health Plaza
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Pat Loeb
February 27, 2020 - 11:59 am
U.S. Attorney William McSwain is asking a federal judge to postpone opening safe injection sites in Philadelphia, which were given legal approval earlier this week. Read more here.
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The exterior of the Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals office in St. Louis, July 1, 2013
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AP News
February 26, 2020 - 8:43 am
Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals doled out lavish perks for top U.S. employees who hit or beat sales goals for prescription opioids and other drugs: six-figure bonuses and a chance to snag a coveted "President's Club" award, which could mean vacations to Hawaii, the Caribbean or Mexico. Read more here.
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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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Drug use
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Pat Loeb
February 25, 2020 - 4:00 am
Philadelphia's health care community has put together an unprecedented strategy for tackling the opioid epidemic, and it could make medically assisted treatment available to thousands more people seeking to get off of opioids. Read more here.
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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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John McDevitt
February 13, 2020 - 6:27 pm
A Philadelphia police officer is put on administrative duty after a 28-year-old man dies while in custody on the way to the hospital. Read more here.
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People gathered in front of the court house.
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Pat Loeb
January 20, 2020 - 4:21 pm
The U.S. attorney in Philadelphia has asked a judge to rule that a planned facility where drug users could inject under medical supervision is illegal. Read more here.
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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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Homeless encampment
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Kim Glovas
January 06, 2020 - 1:28 pm
After several months, a homeless encampment near 18th and Vine streets has been dismantled. Read more here.
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Tent city at 18th and Vine streets.
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Kim Glovas
December 30, 2019 - 5:27 pm
You may have noticed the tent city that popped up at 18th and Vine streets a number of months ago, but the city says that encampment will be going away soon. Read more here.
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