Overdose Awareness Day Highlights Addiction Control EffortsAugust 31st is set aside each year around the world in an effort to take the stigma off those addicted to drugs and back attempts to treat the problem.
Vigil In Delco Honors Those Who Died From Drug Overdose, Raises AwarenessAn Overdose Awareness Vigil was held in Boothwyn, where those who lost their lives were honored, but the event served a deeper purpose.
Life-Saving Nasal Spray Used For Drug Overdoses Now Available In All PA Acme StoresThe nasal spray Narcan, which reverses the effects of an opioid overdose, will now be available in all Acme pharmacies in Pennsylvania.
Officials: Drug Overdose Killed Man Who Died Last Week in Philadelphia Police LockupOfficials with the Philadelphia Department of Health say 29-year-old Daniel Wichterman died of "accidental drug intoxication."
Coroner: Suspect In 6 Montgomery County Murders Killed Self Authorities say a man believed to have killed his ex-wife and five of her relatives earlier this month killed himself with a combination of drugs after the murders.
Law To Curb Fatal Overdoses About To Take EffectGov. Tom Corbett's administration says a prescription drug that can reduce fatalities from heroin overdoses is about to become more widely available in Pennsylvania to police and the public.
Montgomery County Task Force Will Examine Causes of Drug AbuseThe task force -- made up of representatives from law enforcement, social services, education, and the community -- is charged with coming up with solutions, short-term and long-term, to address the problems.
Delco DA Says It's Time to Equip Police in Pa. With Anti-Overdose TreatmentAs Camden County officials tout the success of having their officers carry Narcan to treat apparent overdose victims, officials in Pennsylvania say Harrisburg's delay is costing lives in that state.
Bensalem Police Stumble On 2 Women Suffering Possible Heroin OverdosesPolice say they were looking for a man wanted on a contempt charge. In a motel room they found two women breathing but unresponsive.
Drug Overdose Prevention Task Force Holds Series Of PresentationsThey're hoping to curb the rising number of drug overdoses in the area.
Delaware Law Offers Immunity In Reporting Drug OverdosesLegislation encouraging people in Delaware to report alcohol and drug overdoses without fear of being prosecuted is about to become law.
Police: Extra-Deadly Kind Of Heroin Being Sold In CamdenCamden's police chief is issuing a warning to that there's some potentially deadly heroin being sold by street drug dealers and buyers could put their lives in jeopardy if they use it.