opioids

Andre Gary
Jim Melwert-KYW Newsradio
Jim Melwert
May 04, 2018 - 2:02 pm
MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) -- A 24-year-old Delaware man will spend at least the next six years in prison for selling the drugs that killed an Abington woman last June. Andre Gary expressed his remorse as he was led from the courtroom after being sentenced to 6-12 years in state prison...
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Dreamstime
April 19, 2018 - 2:23 pm
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The number of prescriptions for opioid painkillers filled in the U.S. fell dramatically last year, showing their biggest drop in 25 years and continuing a decline amid increasing legal restrictions and public awareness of the dangers of addiction, new data show. Health data...
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April 17, 2018 - 11:10 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- You can now have shoulder surgery and avoid taking opioids, which can lead to addiction. The FDA has recently approved the use of the drug Exparel for shoulder surgery, it's a nerve numbing agent that keeps patients pain free in the critical hours after surgery. Dr...
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Opioids
Tony Romeo
April 08, 2018 - 3:30 am
HARRISBURG, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) -- Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf has renewed his opioid disaster declaration. In January, Governor Wolf signed a disaster declaration, allowing him to relax regulations and enabling better collaboration among state agencies to address the opioid crisis. The...
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Marijuana
April 02, 2018 - 3:04 pm
By Mark Lieber (CNN) -- Experts have proposed using medical marijuana to help Americans struggling with opioid addiction. Now, two studies suggest that there is merit to that strategy. The studies, published Monday in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine, compared opioid prescription patterns in...
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Photo credit: Pat Loeb
Pat Loeb
March 31, 2018 - 11:51 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Philadelphia health officials are advocating for safe injection sites to address the opioid epidemic. They're holding community meetings this month and a conference on Monday featuring international experts. The city's opioid epidemic claimed 1,200 lives to overdoses...
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President Trump speaks about the spending bill
(Photo by Oliver Contreras/SIPA USA)
March 31, 2018 - 9:30 pm
By Devan Cole WASHINGTON D.C. (CNN) -- The White House is using a new website to collect and share stories from Americans about how they or someone they know overcame opioid addiction. The website invites visitors to "share your story below by uploading a video about how you overcame addiction,...
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