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DOJ Official Threatens Philly’s Potential Safe Injection Sites

PHILADELPHIA – Philadelphia has seriously eyed opening safe injection sites in efforts to prevent opioid overdoses and the spread of disease through intravenous needle sharing. The Mayor’s Task Force to Combat the Opioid Epidemic even provided a report with recommendations on the sites, called Comprehensive User Engagement Sites (CUES). But in a new interview with […]

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These pills could be next US drug epidemic, public health officials say

The growing use of anti-anxiety pills reminds some doctors of the early days of the opioid crisis. Considered relatively safe and non-addictive by the general public and many doctors, Xanax, Valium, Ativan and Klonopin have been prescribed to millions of Americans for decades to calm jittery nerves and promote a good night’s sleep. But the number […]