N.J. sues drug company Janssen, alleging it deceived the public about opioids

The state's attorney general alleges that the Johnson & Johnson subsidiary downplayed the drugs' addictiveness and targeted the elderly.

Overdoses from the drug combination that caused Mac Miller’s death are on the rise in Pa.

In Pennsylvania, deaths involving cocaine and fentanyl have been on the rise over the last few years, although it's unclear whether victims of those overdoses knew they were using the powerful synthetic opioid.

Overdoses from the drug combination that caused Mac Miller’s death are on the rise in Pa.

In Pennsylvania, deaths involving cocaine and fentanyl have been on the rise over the last few years, although it's unclear whether victims of those overdoses knew they were using the powerful synthetic opioid.

In the wake of Philly’s opioid epidemic, City Council should support limits on Big Pharma | Opinion

Council members William Greenlee and Cindy Bass have introduced a bill that would put commonsense limits on what the pharma sales reps could do.

In the wake of Philly’s opioid epidemic, City Council should support limits on Big Pharma | Opinion

Council members William Greenlee and Cindy Bass have introduced a bill that would put commonsense limits on what the pharma sales reps could do.

Pa.’s foster care system overwhelmed by opioid epidemic. New bill can help | Opinion

This legislation could be the motivating factor for people interested in fostering or adopt but concerned about the costs.

Pa.’s foster care system overwhelmed by opioid epidemic. New bill can help | Opinion

This legislation could be the motivating factor for people interested in fostering or adopt but concerned about the costs.
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FDA approves a powerful new opioid

At the same time, FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb issued an unusual statement saying he would seek more authority for the agency to consider whether there are too many similar drugs on the market.

Cleanup begins in Kensington with no easy end to opioid troubles

The disaster declaration in Kensington is laying bare some of the tensions inherent in solving the problem in the opioid-plagued neighborhood — namely, that not everyone agrees on how to solve it

FDA is poised to back potent opioid for market despite adviser’s objections

The drug is five to 10 times more potent than pharmaceutical fentanyl. The tiny pill is all but certain to be diverted to the streets.

How fentanyl took over Pa.

A new report from the DEA shows how fentanyl contaminated the Pa.'s heroin supply and overwhelmed county morgues with overdose victims.

Addiction expert: Stop treating underage drinking, drug use as healthy experimentation

One statistic that always stands out to me is that 90 percent of those who develop a substance-use disorder began drinking, smoking or using drugs before the age of 18.

After disaster declaration, Philly outlines goals for opioid-plagued Kensington

The city's new plan for the neighborhood includes immediate goals to be completed by Nov. 16; short-term goals to be accomplished by Dec. 31; and longer-term goals that should be completed by June.

Pa. Supreme Court should exercise compassion when grappling with issues related to pregnancy and drug addiction | Opinion

Criminalizing the mother's behavior is not the answer.

In Philly, U.S. surgeon general reiterates qualms about supervised injection sites

Echoing an interview he gave last month at a recovery event in Philadelphia, Adams said the federal government should help quell the crisis by putting more resources toward measures more widely accepted by the public, such as needle exchanges.

U.S. attorney vows measures to stop safe injection site plan, says he ‘won’t look the other way’

U.S. Attorney William M. McSwain said his office is already reviewing options to stop plans to open what could be the nation's first safe injection site in Philadelphia – ranging from potentially seeking court orders to bar the facility's opening to initiating criminal forfeiture proceedings against the operation. Arrests could be a possibility, too.

How can Ed Rendell support safe injection sites when he locked up crack users as district attorney?

We must help addicts get into treatment. We must support rehab programs that work. No one ever stopped using drugs by continuing to use drugs.

Here’s how Safehouse, Philly’s proposed safe-injection site, will operate

With the incorporation of Safehouse, a new non-profit whose aim is to open the city's first safe-injection site, here's what you need to know about how a site might work here in Philly.

How the Philadelphia nonprofit that could launch the nation’s first safe-injection site got started

Advocates' push for a safe injection site in Philadelphia is beset by enormous risk, but animated by the conviction that saving people from overdosing is less a radical idea than a common-sense proposition.

Why Ed Rendell supported needle exchange during the AIDS epidemic and safe injection sites today | Perspective

The arguments then against the syringe exchange echo the argument that are raised today opposing overdose prevention sites. History vindicated Rendell and ACT UP.

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