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Drug Overdose

(County commissioner Leslie Richards and Abington police chief William Kelly listen as first assistant DA Kevin Steele speaks with reporters about the new task force.  Photo by Brad Segall)

Montgomery County Task Force Will Examine Causes of Drug Abuse

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.

09/12/2014

(A kit for administering naloxone, trade name Narcan, a heroin antidote that can reverse the effects of an opioid overdose.  The naloxone is administered nasally. File photo by Andrew Burton/ Getty Images)

Delco DA Says It’s Time to Equip Police in Pa. With Anti-Overdose Treatment

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.

08/22/2014

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Bensalem Police Stumble On 2 Women Suffering Possible Heroin Overdoses

Police say they were looking for a man wanted on a contempt charge. In a motel room they found two women breathing but unresponsive.

07/24/2014

Tricia Stouch (left) and Chelsey Price (right). Credit: Cherri Gregg

Drug Overdose Prevention Task Force Holds Series Of Presentations

They’re hoping to curb the rising number of drug overdoses in the area.

04/02/2014

Delaware Governor Jack Markell (credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Delaware Law Offers Immunity In Reporting Drug Overdoses

Legislation encouraging people in Delaware to report alcohol and drug overdoses without fear of being prosecuted is about to become law.

07/02/2013

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Police: Extra-Deadly Kind Of Heroin Being Sold In Camden

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.

07/06/2011

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Bucks County Doctor Faces Trial In Sex-For-Drugs Case

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.

03/10/2011

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