Officials with the Philadelphia Department of Health say 29-year-old Daniel Wichterman died of “accidental drug intoxication.”
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.
Gov. 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.
The 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.
As 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.
Police say they were looking for a man wanted on a contempt charge. In a motel room they found two women breathing but unresponsive.
They’re hoping to curb the rising number of drug overdoses in the area.
Legislation encouraging people in Delaware to report alcohol and drug overdoses without fear of being prosecuted is about to become law.
Camden’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.
Dr. Harris Newman waived his preliminary hearing and was held for trial on charges that include prescribing controlled substances in bad faith and delivery of a controlled substance.