opioids

Opioids.
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Molly Daly
May 20, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Wolf administration announced Wednesday that it's adding $5 million in federal grants to a student loan repayment program for health care practitioners in communities with high opioid use. Pennsylvania Department of Health press secretary Nate Wardle says the...
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OxyContin
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May 16, 2019 - 1:08 pm
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Five state attorneys general announced lawsuits Thursday seeking to hold the drug industry responsible for an opioid addiction crisis that has become the biggest cause of accidental deaths across the country and in many states. The new filings in Iowa, Kansas, Maryland,...
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Discarded crack pipe
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Jim Melwert
May 15, 2019 - 1:35 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — As the high-profile battle against heroin and opioids continues to grab headlines, Chester County District Attorney Tom Hogan said crystal methamphetamine is back — "with a vengeance." About 15 years ago, a kilo of high-quality crystal meth would cost about $47,000...
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Opioids.
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Pat Loeb
May 15, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia has made a tiny bit of progress in combating overdose deaths. The official death toll for last year was 1,116 people, which is 100 less than in 2017. The city has mounted a three-pronged attack on overdose deaths: getting more of the overdose-reversing...
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Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro
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Steve Tawa
May 14, 2019 - 4:29 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Referring to Pennsylvania as a state hit the hardest by opioid addiction, Attorney General Josh Shapiro announced Tuesday he is filing a lawsuit against the creator of prescription painkiller OxyContin. While it's not the first lawsuit, Shapiro said this one is the...
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Sen. Elizabeth Warren
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May 08, 2019 - 1:14 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren has unveiled a new version of her plan to combat America's opioid epidemic, proposing to spend $100 billion over 10 years on battling the public health consequences of addiction. Warren's new opioids measure is modeled on a 1990...
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Nearly three dozen doctors and a host of other medical professionals across eight states were charged for illegally prescribing and distributing opioids and other dangerous narcotics, the Justice Department announced Wednesday.
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April 17, 2019 - 7:19 pm
By Devan Cole, CNN (CNN) - - Nearly three dozen doctors and a host of other medical professionals across eight states were charged for illegally prescribing and distributing opioids and other dangerous narcotics, the Justice Department announced Wednesday. Those charged include two doctors who...
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Dreamstime
Pat Loeb
March 29, 2019 - 5:17 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia City Councilman Mark Squilla has introduced legislation that could put a crimp in plans for a safe injection site in Kensington. Squilla proposed earlier this week to change the zoning for the 1800 block of Hilton Street from mixed-use to strictly...
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This Feb. 19, 2013, file photo shows OxyContin pills arranged for a photo at a pharmacy in Montpelier, Vt.
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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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Dreamstime
Mike Dougherty
March 02, 2019 - 4:00 am
WARMINSTER, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) -- A hockey shootout and free ice skating fundraiser Saturday, in Warminster, looks to bring attention to the opioid epidemic. Money raised at the shootout will help people who are just getting started on their path to sobriety. Maggie Hunt from Retreat Addiction...
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