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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A massive pill mill was busted and two doctors have been charged, prosecutors announced Tuesday.
Philadelphia City Councilman David Oh introduced a bill that would require the city to hold public hearings to obtain approval from communities before opening safe injection sites.
Black Balloon Day is a national and international event bringing awareness to overdose deaths.
Jail officials in Philadelphia are investigating the fentanyl overdoses of four inmates last week, three of whom died.
Senators Anthony Williams and Tina Tartaglione will introduce Senate Bill 933, which would prohibit supervised injection sites unless they are authorized by local governments.
A "Stop the Injections" rally is set to take place Sunday outside Constitution Health Plaza as plans for a supervised injection site in South Philadelphia remain on hold.
Winston Frias-Moya, 31, and Adalberto Villalona, 43, were arrested following a large drug bust in Bensalem, Bucks County.