In the first big challenge to the proposed $26 billion national opioid settlement, the Philadelphia district attorney on Thursday sued Pennsylvania’s attorney general over the deal, saying the city stands to get only a pittance to cope with an epidemic that is killing more than 1,000 people a year.
Overdose deaths in Pennsylvania grew along with the national rate last year during the pandemic.
As part of the deal, the drugmaker also agreed to end the manufacturing and distribution of opioids across New York and the rest of the nation.
Montgomery County is instructing its police not to arrest substance abusers, but instead to lead them to treatment.
FOX 29’s Mike Jerrick sits down with former professional skateboarder and recovering addict Brandon Novak. Novak shares his journey to recovery as he nears six years of sobriety and opens a recovery house in Delaware.
Overdose deaths fueled by opioids spiked in 2020. Investigators say hand-to-hand buys still happen in remote corners, but much of the illegal drug trade has gone digital.
Experts say kratom, an over-the-counter supplement that's not hard to find, can be addictive and lead to the use of drugs. When mixed with other drugs, it can be deadly.
A divided appeals court on Tuesday rejected a plan to open a supervised injection site in Philadelphia to try to reduce overdose deaths, concluding the operation would violate a 1980s-era drug law.
The Justice Department is suing Walmart, alleging the company unlawfully dispensed controlled substances through its pharmacies, helping to fuel the opioid crisis in America, according to a person familiar with the matter.
A federal appeals court became the latest panel to wrestle with the nation’s opioid epidemic as judges reviewed a long-debated plan Monday to open a medically supervised injection site in Philadelphia.
The New Castle County Division of Police in a news release said the overdoses have left one person dead. Police did not provide the total number of overdoses.
Soldiers and police in Mexico have seized an industrial-scale meth and fentanyl lab that was so big it startled investigators.
Purdue Pharma, the company that makes OxyContin, the powerful prescription painkiller that experts say helped touch off an opioid epidemic, will plead guilty to three federal criminal charges, the DOJ said.
Authorities announced the largest international opioid takedown targeting drug traffickers through the darknet, which resulted in 179 arrests.
Delaware State Police announced a massive drug bust that resulted from a two-year-long investigation.
A Philadelphia man has been charged with multiple felonies after prosecutors say he sold fentanyl-disguised oxycodone pills in areas around Montgomery County.
A memorial was unveiled Monday in Blackwood, New Jersey, to remember overdose victims on International Overdose Awareness Day.
Jason Gerner, 46, of Shamong, will also forfeit $444,983 and must serve three years of probation once he's freed from prison under the sentence imposed Monday.
Pennsylvania reports a slight decrease in the number of drug-related overdose deaths in 2019, according to a preliminary report released Tuesday.
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