Working to end public injection can bring Kensington together | Opinion

The effort to end public injection is a fight for the humanity of homeless people in addiction and the children who walk by them on the way to school.

Denver trying again for possible 1st US drug injection site

Despite federal opposition, Denver is trying again to open a supervised drug injection site to try to reduce overdose deaths fueled by the nation's opioid epidemic

Denver trying again for possible 1st US drug injection site

Despite federal opposition, Denver is trying again to open a supervised drug injection site to try to reduce overdose deaths fueled by the nation's opioid epidemic

As opioid addiction challenges Pa. prisons, smuggled medicine undermines efforts to help | Opinion

Accepting self-medication with illicit Suboxone is not a solution — it is part of the cause — and its presence undermines genuine efforts to break the cycle of addiction.

As opioid addiction challenges Pa. prisons, smuggled medicine undermines efforts to help | Opinion

Accepting self-medication with illicit Suboxone is not a solution — it is part of the cause — and its presence undermines genuine efforts to break the cycle of addiction.

The other victims of Kensington’s opioid crisis: Children bearing witness

Philadelphia's opioid crisis has forced teachers and principals to step to the front lines of an epidemic that is deadlier here than in every other major American city.

The other victims of Kensington’s opioid crisis: Children bearing witness

Philadelphia's opioid crisis has forced teachers and principals to step to the front lines of an epidemic that is deadlier here than in every other major American city.
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Philadelphia’s overdose death rate remains stubbornly high

City officials said Tuesday that a jump in overdose deaths this spring is a sign that the opioid crisis remains stubbornly persistent in a city where 1,217 people died of overdoses last year.

As snow falls, Philly clears another Kensington heroin encampment

The encampment clearing was one of the short-term goals of what city officials are calling the Philadelphia Resilience Project — a disaster declaration in Kensington that's designed to help city departments collaborate better and tackle the opioid crisis more efficiently.

Some pharmacies thwart efforts to improve access to the opioid overdose reversal drug

Naloxone can save lives. But making the drug easier to get from a pharmacy has turned out to be not so easy.

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.

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.

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.

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