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KYW In-Depth host Carol MacKenzie with Nick Renn and Toni Maccariella.
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KYW In Depth
February 14, 2020 - 4:00 am
This week on KYW In-Depth, funeral director Nick Renn gives a tour of a funeral home and see what the opioid epidemic looks like from the perspective of a funeral director. Read more here.
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Emergency sign.
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Pat Loeb
February 12, 2020 - 4:00 am
There's a grim new measurement for the severity of Philadelphia's opioid epidemic: A skyrocketing number of infections have been related to IV drug use. Read more here.
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City Hall, Philadelphia.
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Pat Loeb
December 23, 2019 - 4:35 pm
The Philadelphia Health Department has compiled some grim statistics about homeless deaths in the city over the last decade.
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Juice WRLD
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AP News
December 09, 2019 - 5:12 pm
A federal agent who was at a Chicago airport to search a private plane that rapper Juice WRLD and his entourage had arrived in administered the opioid antidote Narcan to the performer, who briefly woke up incoherent but later died. Read more here.
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Shamsuzzaman Mollah
Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office
Jim Melwert
October 31, 2019 - 3:39 pm
The death of a popular Bridgeport barber has remained a mystery since he was found dead in the trunk of his car a year-and-a-half ago. But now, the Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office has made an arrest in connection with his death. Read more here.
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Mac Miller on stage in 2013.
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AP News
September 26, 2019 - 9:19 pm
A third man has been arrested and charged with drug offenses in connection with rapper Mac Miller's overdose death last year.
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Mac Miller on stage in 2013.
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AP News
September 04, 2019 - 4:02 pm
A Los Angeles man was arrested on charges that he sold counterfeit opioid pills to Mac Miller two days before the rapper died of an overdose.
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On Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2019, health officials reported that prescriptions of the overdose-reversing drug naloxone are soaring, and experts say that could be a reason overdose deaths have stopped rising for the first time in nearly three decades.
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August 06, 2019 - 5:26 pm
By Mike Stobbe NEW YORK (AP) — Prescriptions of the overdose-reversing drug naloxone are soaring, and experts say that could be a reason overdose deaths have stopped rising for the first time in nearly three decades. The number of naloxone prescriptions dispensed by U.S. retail pharmacies doubled...
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Narcan
New Jersey Department of Human Services
David Madden
June 13, 2019 - 1:45 pm
TRENTON, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — New Jersey health officials are taking a new approach in dealing with the opioid epidemic. About 20,000 free packages of Narcan will be given out next week to anyone who wants it — no questions asked, and no prescription needed. The packages will be available on June...
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William Husel
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June 05, 2019 - 9:27 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio doctor was charged with murder Wednesday in the deaths of 25 hospital patients who, authorities say, were killed with deliberate overdoses of painkillers, many of them administered by other medical workers on his orders. In one of the biggest cases of its kind ever...
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