'Purdue Pharma took advantage of addiction to make money:’ Pennsylvania sues opioid maker

The Stamford, Conn.-based company has sold more than 2.9 million prescriptions -- or, more than 200 million doses -- of opioids in Pennsylvania since May 8, 2007.

'Purdue Pharma took advantage of addiction to make money:’ Pennsylvania sues opioid maker

The Stamford, Conn.-based company has sold more than 2.9 million prescriptions -- or, more than 200 million doses -- of opioids in Pennsylvania since May 8, 2007.

‘Pilloried for thinking about saving lives:’ injection sites are a hot issue in Philly politics

The proposal exists in a legal no-man’s-land, and it’s unclear what a sitting council member could do, legislatively, to block the opening of a supervised injection site in Philadelphia.

‘Pilloried for thinking about saving lives:’ injection sites are a hot issue in Philly politics

The proposal exists in a legal no-man’s-land, and it’s unclear what a sitting council member could do, legislatively, to block the opening of a supervised injection site in Philadelphia.

White patients far more likely to get popular addiction treatment prescription, study finds

Nationwide, rates of opioid addiction are similar among white and black patients, but treatment disparities persist.

White patients far more likely to get popular addiction treatment prescription, study finds

Nationwide, rates of opioid addiction are similar among white and black patients, but treatment disparities persist.
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Narcan, the lifesaving overdose-reversal drug, is scarce in N.J. cities that need it most

Newark, Atlantic City, and Camden were identified as “naloxone deserts” — places dealing with severe opioid crises whose pharmacies don’t stock naloxone at the rate they do in wealthier areas.

Pharmaceutical exec guilty of bribing doctors to prescribe opioid

A pharmaceutical company founder accused of paying millions in bribes to doctors to prescribe a highly addictive fentanyl spray has been found guilty along with four ex-employees.

Fentanyl killed a Penn physician’s son. Now she works to save other families from the same pain.

A Penn cardiac anaesthesiologist works every day with the drug that killed her youngest son. Now she's trying to help other families whose loved ones struggle with addiction.

Narcan is just the start of fighting the opioid overdose epidemic l Opinion

As a healthcare professional and as a mother, I understand the value of naloxone as a lifesaving medication — one that can enable recovery.

Methamphetamine overdoses are on the rise in Philadelphia, health officials say

Just 72 people died of methamphetamine-related overdoses in 2017 -- but that was a 112 percent increase from 2016.

24 hours in Philadelphia’s opioid epidemic at Episcopal Hospital

Most first- and second-year medical students are absorbed with classes and books. Getting up close to patients struggling in addiction, and the doctors who care for them, changes everything.

Before a supervised injection site opens in Philly, Mayor Kenney says city must address public safety

Mayor Kenney said Wednesday afternoon that he told advocates looking to open a site that neighbors’ public safety concerns “must be addressed” before a site opens.

As Biden, Bush headline opioid panel at Penn, Kenney talks supervised injection sites

The possible presidential candidate and the 2016 also-ran discussed the crisis — but avoided the hottest topic in Philadelphia treatment and recovery circles — at a Penn forum.

For some neighbors in opioid-plagued Kensington, a supervised injection site feels like giving up

Here, in one of the city's most impoverished neighborhoods, the debate around supervised injection sites is never just about supervised injection sites.

As lawsuits mount, Philly-area pharma company reports 20,000 opioid-related deaths to FDA

The fatality reports represent some of the information being pried loose amid roughly 2,000 lawsuits now pending against opioid makers and distributors.

Film explores rural health care amid poverty, opioid crisis

A new documentary explores the world of rural health care workers amid poverty and a persistent opioid crisis

After first year, opioid info sharing system touts successes

Pennsylvania officials say a system that tracks overdoses and information about drug investigations has been widely adopted during its first year of use

Supervised injection site supporters countersue feds, saying their Philly mission comes from religious and medical imperatives

Lawyers for Safehouse cited passages from the Bible and the Talmud that call on believers to save the lives of those in need.

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