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Homeless Encampments: Philadelphia's Latest Battle In War Against OpioidsLiz Hersh of the Office of Homeless Services called the encampments "a humanitarian crisis."
New Jersey Opioid Prescriptions Could Come With Stern Warning LabelsA bill making its way through the New Jersey legislature would require strict warning labels on all prescriptions for opioids in the Garden State.
Opioids No Better Than Over-The-Counter Pain Meds, Study FindsIn patients with stubborn back aches or hip or knee arthritis, opioids worked no better than over-the-counter drugs or other nonopioids at reducing problems with walking or sleeping.
Pennsylvania's Attorney General Pushes Back On Philly's Safe Injection SitesThe city's approach is unconventional, but it's also illegal, in the eyes of Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro.
Alabama Sues OxyContin Maker Over Opioid EpidemicState officials are accusing OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma LP of deceptive marketing practices which fueled the nationwide overdose crisis.
Delaware County Authorities Unveil New Tool To Help Protect Police, First RespondersPolice and first responders in Delaware County have a new tool that detects chemical compounds to identify drugs, explosives or other materials.
NJ Funeral Director Speaks Out About Rise In Opioid Deaths: 'Sometimes...10 People A Week'Nick Renn works with 20 funeral homes in South Jersey. He says when he started in the 80's, overdose deaths were few and far between.
Opioid Crisis Has Lowered U.S. Life Expectancy, Study FindsAccording to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the country's opioid epidemic claimed over 33,000 lives in 2015.
Coroner: 'We Have Seen' Synthetic Opiates Like Fentanyl Mixed With MarijuanaFentanyl is 50 to 100 times more powerful than morphine and has been attributed to the increasing number of fatal drug overdoses across the U.S.
New Partnership Between PA, NJ Aims To Curb Opioid CrisisDoctors from both Pennsylvania and New Jersey can now share patients prescriptions.
Congressional Call For Tri-State Cooperation In Opioid Prescription Monitoring ProgramTri-State is part of a program that allows doctors to check for similar prescriptions their patients might be getting from other physicians.
Montco DA's Office Releases Findings Of Grand Jury Investigation Into Opioid EpidemicThe grand jury put out six recommendations ranging from making more beds available for treatment to bringing back mandatory minimum sentences for dealers.

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