opioids

Alternative Response Unit
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Paul Kurtz
October 07, 2019 - 7:56 am
City officials say an emergency response unit that launched last April in response to the opiod crisis is showing promising results. They're saving lives and getting more people addicted to heroin into treatment. Read more here.
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People rest on grass while reading at Brown University in Providence, R.I.
Steven Senne/AP Photo
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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Pa. Deputy Health Secretary Ray Barishansky and members of the Alternative Response Unit discuss the state's push to boost opioid treatment efforts.
Paul Kurtz/KYW Newsradio
Paul Kurtz
September 25, 2019 - 4:45 pm
The Wolf administration provided free naloxone at nearly 100 locations throughout the state on Wednesday, according to Pennsylvania Department of Health officials who were in Philadelphia to give a progress report on the war on opioids.
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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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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
Jim Melwert/KYW Newsradio
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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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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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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This April 30, 2007, file photo, shows the headquarters of Cardinal Health in Dublin, Ohio.
Kiichiro Sato/AP Photo, File
July 24, 2019 - 1:09 pm
By Geoff Mulvihill and Riin Aljas, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — An executive at one of the nation's largest drug distribution companies said under questioning recently that the business has no obligation to the public when it comes to the amount of prescription opioid painkillers it ships...
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