I cover the opioid epidemic in the Philadelphia region.

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Drug rehab medical director sentenced to 3 years plus in prison for health-care fraud

Domenick Braccia pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit healthcare fraud during his employment with Liberation Way.

Hepatitis A case confirmed at Kensington doughnut shop

Since January, Philadelphia has been battling a hepatitis A outbreak that sickened 154 people by August and led officials to declare a health emergency.

Hospital stays for opioid overdoses are decreasing around Pa., but still high in Philadelphia

At the same time, hospital admissions for overdoses on stimulants like cocaine and amphetamines — though not as common as opioid admissions — have spiked in the last three years.

Federal government helps Bucks County go after drug traffickers and suppliers with new designation

The county is the latest to join the Liberty Mid-Atlantic High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area.

Pennsylvania attorney general sues family who owns Purdue Pharma over its role in the opioid crisis

Several other attorneys general have said they’re not satisfied with a tentative settlement in a federal lawsuit because the Sackler family hasn't committed more of their personal fortunes.

For people in recovery, it’s tough to find work. New programs are helping.

The same stigma against addiction that keeps people from getting help can also follow people into the workforce once they recover.

Philadelphia’s only needle exchange reaches out to the community with burgers, vaccines, and naloxone

In attendance at the fair was a mix of permanent residents, people who come to Kensington to use drugs and people living rough on the streets there.

Majority of Philadelphians think people with opioid addiction brought it on themselves, survey finds

Views on addiction and its roots varied by education, race, and neighborhood, the survey found.

Medicaid expansion states prescribe drugs to treat opioid addiction at higher rates, study finds

The analysis, conducted by the Urban Institute, analyzed the number of buprenorphine prescriptions covered under Medicaid between 2011 and 2018.

U.S. attorney grills president of proposed injection site during court hearing

Monday’s hearing was the first day in court for an effort that’s been in the works in Philadelphia since 2017.