Supervised injection site project director wants ‘respect, dignity, love and life’ for people in addiction

The new director of Safehouse spoke with the Inquirer and Daily News about her passion for harm reduction, her advocacy for people with addiction and why she chose to take the job.

Supervised injection site project director wants ‘respect, dignity, love and life’ for people in addiction

The new director of Safehouse spoke with the Inquirer and Daily News about her passion for harm reduction, her advocacy for people with addiction and why she chose to take the job.

Government shutdown delays construction on addiction recovery housing in Kensington

Project HOME has been working for five years to build apartments for people in recovery from drug addiction, just blocks from the neighborhood’s last major homeless encampment. They'll have to wait longer.

Government shutdown delays construction on addiction recovery housing in Kensington

Project HOME has been working for five years to build apartments for people in recovery from drug addiction, just blocks from the neighborhood’s last major homeless encampment. They'll have to wait longer.

Filing: OxyContin maker forecast ‘blizzard of prescriptions’

Massachusetts court filing says company that makes opioid sought 'blizzard of prescriptions' when it launched the drug in the 1990s

Filing: OxyContin maker forecast ‘blizzard of prescriptions’

Massachusetts court filing says company that makes opioid sought 'blizzard of prescriptions' when it launched the drug in the 1990s
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Parents charged after toddler dies from fentanyl poisoning

A Detroit-area couple has been charged in the opioid overdose of their 18-month-old daughter who died on Christmas Day

How heroin and fentanyl get into Philadelphia — and why a border wall likely wouldn’t stop them

President Trump didn't mention on Tuesday that most of the country's heroin supply would get here with or without a wall. Traffickers usually smuggle drugs through legal crossing points at the southern border that already are patrolled.

Aetna fined $190,000 by Pennsylvania over opioid addiction treatment coverage

The insurance regulators said the fine was part of its effort to fight the state's opioid epidemic.

One year after declaring state of emergency, Pa. officials assess progress on opioid battle

Though Pennsylvania has made progress against the opioid epidemic, there remains much work to be done to address one of the worst overdose crises in the country.

Pa. Supreme Court: Mother who used drugs during pregnancy didn’t commit child abuse

The court ruled that a mother who uses drugs during pregnancy cannot be deemed a perpetrator of child abuse because the law does not consider a fetus a child.

Philly bans tobacco use at city-funded inpatient addiction treatment programs

City officials made the decision based on research that shows quitting smoking while undergoing addiction treatment gives patients a better chance at recovery.

Philadelphia’s opioid crisis may be at a turning point. What’s ahead in 2019?

For the first time in five years, overdose deaths are down. Yet Philadelphia's death toll is still shockingly high.

Pa. officials announce new online tool for reporting suspicious prescriptions

The announcement comes at a time when the state is struggling to curb a drug epidemic, fueled in part by heroin and opioids.

Study: Opioid use rising among pregnant hospital patients in Pa.

Opioid use was present in 1 of every 51 hospital visits for deliveries or other pregnancy-related issues in Pennsylvania between 2016 and 2017

Prescriptions — and overdoses — are skyrocketing for anti-anxiety drugs that make opioids even more lethal

Experts say an explosion of benzodiazepine prescriptions in the middle of an opioid crisis is particularly concerning, because both drugs become much deadlier when mixed with each other.

Working to end public injection can bring Kensington together | Opinion

The effort to end public injection is a fight for the humanity of homeless people in addiction and the children who walk by them on the way to school.

Denver trying again for possible 1st US drug injection site

Despite federal opposition, Denver is trying again to open a supervised drug injection site to try to reduce overdose deaths fueled by the nation's opioid epidemic

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