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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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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