District attorney jack Whelan and the Delaware County Council want officers in their jurisdiction to be able to carry naloxone, also known as Narcan, a drug which can reverse a heroin, oxycontin, or other opiate overdose.
It is a disturbing statistic from the National Institute of Drug Abuse – sixty percent of 12th graders do not view regular marijuana use as harmful.
Toomey (third from left) was joined during the hourlong session by the County Council, the Delaware County DA, and other interested parties.
How can it be illegal to fill a prescription if actually given by a doctor?
We have a major public health problem in this country and it has to do with the overuse of opioid medications.
Tredyffrin Township Police arrested a former female employee of Surrey Services for stealing items from elderly patients.
More than 20,000 people from throughout the Mid-Atlantic region marched to Penn’s Landing Saturday morning to celebrate those who are recovering from drug and alcohol addiction.
The addictive personality is associated with compulsive gambling, drinking, drugs, smoking and other problematic lifestyles.
In the past 6 years, more women have died from opioid pain reliever overdoses than from motor vehicle-related injuries.
The Centers for Disease Control found that six times as many persons died from methadone overdoses in 2009 than in 1999.
Law enforcement agencies are on alert for people who are willing to acquire a powerful painkiller called Opana at point of gun.
Another reason for parents to clean out medicine cabinets. Abuse of prescription drugs by teens is on the rise.
New Jersey has imposed a virtual ban on synthetic marijuana, effective immediately.
Prescription drug abuse is becoming a major problem in this country, and New Jersey is turning to health care professionals to help them control it.
And a growing number of colleges, including University of Michigan and Penn State, are making accomodations for students in recovery from drug and alcohol abuse.