Mayor Kenney Puts Brakes On Proposed Safe-Injection Site In KensingtonPhiladelphia has the highest opioid death rate of any large U.S. city, with more than 1,000 deaths per year.
Pennsylvania Among States With Highest Overdose Death Rates In US, CDC ReportsA CDC report shows Pennsylvania has one of the highest percentages of overdose deaths in the U.S.
New Jersey Watchdog Agency Accuses Businesses Of Willfully And Knowingly Buying Stolen Scrap Metal, Items From Opioid AddictsA state watchdog agency that investigates fraud and corruption says scrap metal and other second-hand good stores are helping fuel the opioid epidemic and profiting off the backs of addicts.
Fatal Drug-Related Crashes Outpacing Deadly Accidents Involving Alcohol, Report SaysAccording to a new report in 2016, alcohol was involved in 38 percent of driver deaths, while 44 percent of drivers killed tested positive for drugs, which is a jump from just 28 percent in 2006.
Bucks County Officials Suing Major Makers Of Prescription Drugs To Fight Opioid CrisisOfficials in Bucks County are suing major makers of prescription drugs, in an effort to fight addiction and recover damages from the costs of the opioid crisis.
Study: Organ Donations From Opioid Overdose Victims Up '24-Fold'Overdose deaths in the United States have nearly tripled over the past 15 years.
President Trump Launches Website To Solicit Opioid Addiction StoriesThe White House is using a new website to collect and share stories from Americans about how they or someone they know overcame opioid addiction.
Philadelphia Training Public On How To Use Narcan To Stop Opioid DeathsThe city is continuing its efforts to arm and train the public with Narcan to help prevent overdose deaths.
Five Philly Unions Seeking Damages From Drug Companies For Opioid PromotionFive Philadelphia unions have joined in the quest to recover costs from drug companies connected to the overprescription of opioids.
Narcan Partnership Seeks To Save Not Just Lives, But Dollars, In Camden CountyCooper, Virtua, Kennedy Jefferson and Lourdes Health Systems have agreed to buy Narcan in bulk.
Camden County, Hospitals Partner Up To Buy Narcan In BulkCamden County officials and hospitals are working together to battle opioid overdoses destroying its community.
Philadelphia Joins Lawsuit Blaming Opioid Manufacturers For Health CrisisThe suit charges the industry with deceptive marketing practices.
Philadelphia Files Suit Against Prescription Opioid MakersThe City of Philadelphia is taking manufacturers of prescription opioids to court over what it claims to be years of deceptive marketing.
Trump Signs Into Law Anti-Fentanyl Legislation Authored By Bucks County CongressmanThe bill sponsored by Bucks County Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick aims at stopping a potentially deadly drug before it gets into the U.S.
Christie Anti-Opioid Campaign Comes To Camden With Message For Medical ProfessionalsNew Jersey Governor Chris Christie brought his campaign to battle opioid addiction to Cooper Hospital, where a national effort kicked off to bring attention to the issue.