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    Earlier this week, the Woolwich Township Police Department in South Jersey posted this flier on its Facebook page, just having a bit of fun. But as it turns out, their little joke has actually yielded some good tips. “The detective who did it was just joking around,” says Woolwich Township Police Chief Russ Marino. “But…

    The post Cops Post Drug Flier as Facebook Joke, Public Responds With Actual Leads appeared first on Philadelphia Magazine.


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    Heroin usage has reached epidemic proportions in the United States — and families in Philadelphia have certainly been feeling its wrath. In fact, deaths nationally from the drug have quadrupled from 2002 to 2013, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Adapt Pharma Limited, which has its U.S. headquarters in Radnor, Pa., has a…

    The post “Heroin Antidote” Nasal Spray Gets FDA Approval appeared first on Philadelphia Magazine.


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    The Washington, D.C.-based Drug Enforcement Administration has released its 2015 National Drug Threat Assessment Summary, and Philadelphia doesn’t exactly come out looking like the Next Great American City. The DEA publishes the study each year, tracking drug trends throughout the country with a specific focus on international organized crime rings. The study points out that…

    The post Philly’s Drug Problems Are Probably Bigger Than You Think appeared first on Philadelphia Magazine.


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    Just weeks after the Drug Enforcement Administration released a report claiming that heroin availability is up in Philadelphia when it’s down in most other parts of the country, another branch of the Department of Justice has announced charges against eight people for allegedly dealing drugs in Kensington, including at locations within 1,000 feet of a…

    The post Eight Charged With Selling Heroin Near Kensington School, Playground appeared first on Philadelphia Magazine.


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    It’s Christmastime, which means one thing: The Beatles are in the news. Usually this is because there is some new Beatles-related product you can buy for people at Christmas. We already have an enhanced 1+ album and DVD of No. 1 singles this year. And this morning music fans awakened to some news: The Beatles would…

    The post Cop Uses Well-Known Beatles Rumor to Capture Montco LSD Suspect appeared first on Philadelphia Magazine.


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    The Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office has announced the death of seven-month-old Ventnor girl Olaia Marie Mejia after her mother allegedly rolled on top of her while she was high. Lisa Scalia, 30, was charged with endangering the welfare of a child and four counts of drug possession after paramedics responded to her home on January…

    The post Prosecutor: Baby Dies After High Mom Rolls on Top of Her appeared first on Philadelphia Magazine.


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    U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz is usually a rabble-rouser when he delivers a stump speech on the campaign trail. Thursday night at a church in Hooksett, N.H., he was anything but as he shared the story of his half-sister Miriam’s drug addiction and an attempt he and his father made to rescue her. Miriam’s journey from untroubled childhood to…

    The post Ted Cruz Shares Emotional Story of His Half-Sister’s Overdose Death in Delco appeared first on Philadelphia Magazine.


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    The war on cold medicine continues. State Sen. Stewart Greenleaf, a Republican who serves parts of Bucks and Montgomery counties, told colleagues this week he will sponsor a bill that bans over-the-counter sales of certain cold medicines to children under the age of 18. The medicines — Robitussin, Tylenol Cough & Cold, and NyQuil — contain…

    The post State Could Ban Cold Medicine Sales to Minors appeared first on Philadelphia Magazine.


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    When news broke last weekend that a trio of kids at Villanova University went on bad LSD trips — two got arrested for dealing — you probably thought: Huh. Kids are still doing LSD? Turns out drugs are like fashion; everything old is eventually new again. Here, a look back at the history of LSD…

    The post 12 Things You Might Not Know About Philly and LSD appeared first on Philadelphia Magazine.


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    Upper Darby police on Tuesday released this dramatic video of a man overdosing aboard a SEPTA bus — then being revived by officers using Narcan, an anti-overdose drug. NBC10 reports the incident happened last Thursday. Michael Meeney, 25, overdosed a collapsed; Upper Darby Officer Matt Rugh gave Meeney a dose of Narcan. Meeney soon was…

    The post WATCH: Man ODs on Bus, Revived by Upper Darby Police appeared first on Philadelphia Magazine.


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    Drug overdose deaths have rapidly increased in recent years and experts say this is due in large part to abuse of prescription painkillers and heroin addiction. The number of Americans who die annually from heroin addiction has increased by 244 percent since 2007. In 2013 alone overdoses from prescription pain medications killed more than 16,000 people.…

    The post Casey on Pa. Overdose Epidemic: “We’re Leading in a Category We Don’t Want to Be Leading” appeared first on Philadelphia Magazine.


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    A Main Line dad is in  trouble with police after he allegedly left his 3-year-old child home alone so that he could go out and get high. The Tredyffrin Township Police Department says that officers conducted a routine traffic stop on West Valley Road on Tuesday morning just before 9 a.m., pulling over a vehicle…

    The post Cops: Main Line Dad Left 3-Year-Old Home Alone So He Could Go Smoke Weed appeared first on Philadelphia Magazine.


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    Was it just last month that a bunch of Villanova University kids went on bad LSD trips, resulting in two arrests and four hospitalizations? It sure was. Radnor Township cops confiscated $9,000 and 37 tabs of acid in February, and we pretty much assumed that was that, even though only a few years back, cops…

    The post Another Nice Spring Day, Another Villanova LSD Bust appeared first on Philadelphia Magazine.


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    After a long battle, medical marijuana is poised to be made into law in Pennsylvania. The House of Representatives passed the bill earlier this week; the Senate will be able to vote on the bill as early as Monday. “I applaud the Pennsylvania House for passing legislation to legalize medical marijuana, and I look forward…

    The post Medical Marijuana Could Be Law in Pennsylvania Very Soon appeared first on Philadelphia Magazine.


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    Are prescription painkillers playing a role in increasing rates of addiction and overdose from prescription opioid painkillers? A study published this month in the Journal of the American Medical Association by researchers at Penn Medicine doesn’t go as far to say doctors’ pain treatment methods are the cause, but shows they have become much more lenient in recent years…

    The post Penn Study: Painkiller Prescriptions on the Rise appeared first on Philadelphia Magazine.


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    The country is the midst of an opioid overdose epidemic. The CDC estimates 89 people die every day from an opioid-related overdose in the United States. Pennsylvania officials say that, in 2014, 2,400 people were killed by drug overdoses. Heroin and opioid overdose is the leading cause of accidental death in the state. Amazingly, there…

    The post ACME Now Selling Overdose-Reversal Drug NARCAN at Pennsylvania Pharmacies appeared first on Philadelphia Magazine.


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    A terrifying strain of drug-resistant bacteria has made its first appearance in the United States — in a Pennsylvania woman. The report, posted online Thursday as an accepted paper in Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, says the E. coli found in a woman in the Keystone State “heralds the emergence of truly pan-drug resistant bacteria.” A…

    The post Drug-Resistant Superbug Found in Pennsylvania Woman appeared first on Philadelphia Magazine.


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    Major League Baseball announced today it had cleared Phillies slugger Ryan Howard in its investigation into the Al Jazeera performance-enhancing drug report released late last year. The international media giant’s report into the world of sports doping used an undercover athlete to secretly record people peddling PEDs. It linked Howard, two-time Super Bowl champ Peyton…

    The post MLB Clears Ryan Howard in Drug Probe appeared first on Philadelphia Magazine.


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    My name is … N.A. Poe. My friends call me Poe. My real name is … none of your business. I’m a private guy, and […]

    The post N.A. Poe Is the Hardest Working Pothead in Philly appeared first on Philadelphia Magazine.


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    The news from last weekend was grim. Nine people, ranging in age from 20 to 40, died of drug overdoses. They included Victor Colon, a […]

    The post There’s a Good Way to Fight Heroin Overdoses, but You’re Going to Hate It appeared first on Philadelphia Magazine.


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