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Penn Study Claims Medical Marijuana Might Help Prevent Overdose Deaths

Medical marijuana can help ease patients’ pain, but apparently, it can also save lives.

08/27/2014

A kit of Naloxone, a heroin antidote that can reverse the effects of an opioid overdose.  (Credit: Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

New Oxycodone Pill Designed To Prevent Abuse

The FDA has approved an oxycodone pill designed to deter abuse.

07/30/2014

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Prosecutors: NJ Man Pleads Guilty In Overdose Death

Ocean County prosecutors say 23-year-old Rasan McGee of Atlantic City received a six-year prison term when he was sentenced Friday.

07/26/2014

Gov. Chris Christie announced a pilot program that allows police in certain counties to carry and administer the drug Narcan. (credit: CBS3)

Camden Officers Carrying Life-Saving Drug That ‘Cancels’ Overdoses

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie this week expanded a pilot program to allow every state police officer to carry the nasal spray version of Narcan, a drug that can literally save the life of someone overdosing on narcotics.

06/22/2014

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Camden County To Establish Heroin Addiction Task Force

The task force will be made up of parents, teachers, civic organizations, students, medical professionals, law enforcement and religious leaders, and the Board says it’s already received more than a dozen applications from candidates.

06/19/2014

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New Jersey To Expand Anti-Overdose Pilot

Gov. Christie will announce the statewide expansion Tuesday of a program that allows police officers to carry and administer a drug that can quickly reverse a heroin overdose.

06/17/2014

Gov. Chris Christie announced a pilot program that allows police in certain counties to carry and administer the drug Narcan. (credit: CBS3)

NJ Now Lets Police Administer Anti-overdose Drug In Some Counties

Some police officers in New Jersey are now permitted to administer a drug that counteracts heroin overdoses.

04/02/2014

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Police In Ocean County Being Trained On New Drug That Could Treat Heroin Overdoses

Officials hope it will help battle an epidemic of drug overdoses and deaths.

03/05/2014

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Hatboro Woman Charged Over Drug Death of Boyfriend

A Philadelphia area woman is facing homicide charges after allegedly supplying heroin to her boyfriend, who died of an overdose.

12/11/2013

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Lawmakers OK Bill For Those Seeking Overdose Help

People seeking medical attention for someone overdosing on drugs would be protected from prosecution under a bill that has passed the New Jersey Legislature.

04/29/2013

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Parent That Lost Son To Overdose Seeking Medical Privacy Law Changes

A local parent, devastated by the loss of his son to a drug overdose, is personally appealing to President Obama and others to change the nation’s medical privacy laws.

04/06/2013

New Jersey Man Charged In Death Of Woman Who Overdosed

Prosecutors say a southern New Jersey man has been charged with illegally disposing of the body of a woman who died of a drug overdose.

04/02/2013

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District Attorney Says Garrett Reid Had Steroids In Vials

When Eagles coach Andy Reid’s son Garrett was found dead on August 5th, he was in possession of 19 vials of unknown substances, 47 syringes and 64 needles. On Monday, Northampton County District Attorney John Morganelli spoke regarding the Reid case and what was contained in those vials.

12/17/2012

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Police Investigate Possible Overdoses At Local Concert Venue

Police are investigating nine possible overdoses at a Center City concert venue.

12/02/2012

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DA: Drug Charges Against Bon Jovi’s Daughter Dropped

Stephanie Bongiovi was found unresponsive by medics after she apparently overdosed on heroin in a Hamilton College dorm early Wednesday.

11/15/2012

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