100th Fatal Overdose Prevented By Narcan In CamdenOfficers found a 21-year-old Delran man unconscious and turning blue in the driver's seat of his car. He came to after a dose of Narcan.
Heroin Deaths A Growing Epidemic In PhiladelphiaPhiladelphia is one of the hardest hit cities in the country when it comes to heroin-related deaths.
Philadelphia Police Officers Being Trained To Administer Anti-heroin Drug To Potential Overdose VictimsOfficers in the East Division began being trained in January to use Naloxone, also known as Narcan, to reverse a drug overdose.
New Law Aims To Reduce Number Of Fatal Drug Overdoses In PennsylvaniaA law aimed at reducing drug overdose deaths in Pennsylvania takes effect today. Police statewide can now administer an antidote to heroin and painkillers.
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.
Delaware County Distributing Anti-Overdose Drug Kits Widely to Police“We have 400 patrol vehicles," said Delco DA Jack Whelan. "Each will have one of these kits in their glove compartment.”
Burlington County To Host Summit Showing The Dangers Of Illegal DrugsBurlington County will host an anti-drug summit this week in Westampton, which is open to the general public.
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.
West Chester Man Allegedly Gave Kitten Heroin, Choked It With A RopeAuthorities say the kitten was choked with a rope, was bleeding, and was given heroin.
NJ Now Lets Police Administer Anti-overdose Drug In Some CountiesSome police officers in New Jersey are now permitted to administer a drug that counteracts heroin overdoses.
Delco Town Wants Officers To Administer Drug Reversing Effects Of Heroin OverdoseThe Bethel Township police department wants officers to be able to administer a drug that can help prevent drug overdose deaths.
Gov. Christie Approves EMTs Giving Overdose TreatmentGov. Chris Christie has signed a waiver allowing first responders to carry and administer medication to treat drug overdose patients in emergency situations.