overdose

Gov. Tom Wolf discusses the availability of naloxone in Pennsylvania pharmacies during a press conference in Harrisburg, May 17, 2016.
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Cherri Gregg
December 10, 2018 - 2:26 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The amount of overdoses increases during the holiday season, according the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. To combat the rising numbers, the Wolf administration is working to save lives through a new project called "Stop Overdoses in PA: Get Help Now." The...
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The contents of an overdose rescue kit are displayed in a class on overdose prevention held by non-profit Positive Health Project, holds up an overdose rescue kit after completion of the class on August 9, 2017 in New York City.
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Jim Melwert
December 06, 2018 - 2:14 pm
MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — Pennsylvania is handing out anti-opioid-overdose medication across the state Thursday, including at more than a dozen locations in Philadelphia and the surrounding counties. The kits include two doses of Narcan (the common brand name of naloxone), which can...
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The Public Health Management Corporation held a workshop where they trained their employees how to administer Narcan nasal spray. All the participants took home a pack of Narcan to use in case they come across someone overdosing.
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Justin Udo
December 04, 2018 - 4:41 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — In 2017, more than 1,200 people in Philadelphia died as a result of an overdose, according to the Public Health Management Corporation (PHMC). To combat the staggering figures, the nonprofit trained hundreds of its employees to be first lines of defense in the fight...
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The driver of this vehicle was under the influence of heroin when this happened. It took 4 doses of Narcan to revive him.
Upper Darby Police Department
Tim Jimenez
November 12, 2018 - 12:23 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Upper Darby Police say a man who overdosed on heroin and slammed his car into a pole Sunday is now facing charges. The crash shut down a busy road and left 100 homes without power for several hours. When police got to the site of the crash on Township Line Road near...
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Mac Miller
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November 05, 2018 - 5:11 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Rapper Mac Miller died from an accidental overdose caused by a combination of cocaine, alcohol, and the powerful opioid fentanyl, a coroner's report released Monday said. The Los Angeles County coroner's report named Miller's cause of death as "mixed toxicity" of the three...
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Dreamstime
Mike Dougherty
August 21, 2018 - 8:30 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — If there's a war on drugs, the drugs are certainly winning — and more and more residents are dying on the front lines. Federal officials say nearly 5,500 people in Pennsylvania died of an overdose in 2017. Every county in the state is affected, and the numbers are...
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Demi Lovato
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July 27, 2018 - 1:15 pm
By Lisa Respers France, CNN (CNN) -- "We just need to get somebody out here." Audio of the 911 call for singer Demi Lovato underscores the seriousness of the star's recent medical emergency. A source close to Lovato's family told CNN the singer was hospitalized Tuesday as the result of an apparent...
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Demi Lovato
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Tim Jimenez
July 25, 2018 - 6:49 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Pop star Demi Lovato is recovering from an apparent drug overdose. The singer was supposed to perform in Atlantic City on Thursday, as part of the Atlantic City BeachFest Concert Series, but that performance has been canceled, according to Live Nation, which is...
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Dreamstime
Molly Daly
July 22, 2018 - 2:28 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — City health officials are warning about a spike in dangerous drug reactions this weekend. Officials say most of the apparent overdoses were concentrated in the city's Kensington section. "Friday night we received reports of approximately 100 people who have had either...
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Andre Gary
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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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