opioids

OxyContin
Jeff Chiu/AP, file
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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Narcan Bike Patrol
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Pat Loeb
September 16, 2019 - 4:00 am
Many efforts are underway to address the opioid epidemic in Kensington but perhaps the most unusual is a resident-led mission called "Operation Save a Life."
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Jose Uriel Arreola-Ortiz
Chester County District Attorney's Office
Jim Melwert
September 12, 2019 - 1:44 pm
Officials say a recent drug bust in Chester County shows the current trend in street drugs, as Mexican cartels continue to funnel in deadly fentanyl and begin to push cheap and pure crystal meth. Read more here.
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Bensalem police launch addiction treatment pilot program
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Jim Melwert
September 09, 2019 - 1:22 pm
It can take hours or even days for someone to go through an assessment and bed search to enter an addiction treatment program. To better support people dealing with addiction and get them the help they need quickly, Bensalem Township has launched a new pilot program that expedites the assessment...
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AP News
September 06, 2019 - 7:00 pm
Pennsylvania will receive another $75 million in federal aid to fight the opioid-addiction crisis.
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Courtesy of the Chester County Commissioners
Hadas Kuznits
August 31, 2019 - 4:00 am
Over 100 purple pinwheels were used this week to commemorate the lives of Chester County residents lost to overdoses for International Overdose Awareness Day.
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OxyContin
Toby Talbot/AP, file
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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Opioids.
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KYW Staff
August 26, 2019 - 7:30 pm
KYW Newsradio’s Medical Reports are sponsored by Independence Blue Cross. ​​​​By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — There is good news from a study performed at the University of Michigan. According to researchers looking at prescription data from over 11,000...
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Prescription bottle with blank label for copy space and white pills or tablets on metal table for opioid epidemic illustration
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David Madden
August 24, 2019 - 4:00 am
MOUNT HOLLY, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — Burlington County is stepping up efforts to address the opioid addiction problem, pairing up police with health care experts. Operation Helping Hand has been in place for a few months, aiming to use recovery specialists to advise people in need of help on how...
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Montgomery County District Attorney's Office
Jim Melwert
August 08, 2019 - 7:32 pm
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — A Norristown doctor has been sentenced to six-and-a-half to 15 years in state prison for offering prescriptions for opioids and other drugs in exchange for explicit photos and videos of young women. As he handed down the sentence, Judge William Carpenter told 57-...
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