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.
More Locations Have Drug Take-Back Boxes For Unwanted Meds In Medicine CabinetAll 16 Philadelphia Police Districts, among other locations, also have drug take-back boxes to dispose of medications.
Christie Will Advise Trump Panel On Opioid AddictionNew Jersey Gov. Chris Christie will take on an advisory role to help figure out ways the Trump administration can fight the opioid epidemic.
Governor Christie To Join White House Opioid EffortNew Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is expected to join a White House effort to combat opioid abuse.
Parents Not Doing Enough To Keep Prescription Drugs Away From Children, Study FindsA new study says poison control centers in the U.S. receive 32 calls a day about children being exposed to prescription opioids.
NJ Adopts New Rules On Drug Addiction Treatment, Opioid PrescriptionsNew Jersey has adopted strong, new rules on opioid prescriptions and mandated insurance coverage for those addicted to painkillers.
Sobering Numbers Out Of Delco Regarding Drug EpidemicIn Delaware County, the number of lives saved with an over-dose antidote more-than-doubled from 2015 to 2016.