Over a Billion Dollars Coming to New Jersey for Opioid Abatement
As Part of Mallinckrodt Bankruptcy Plan, New Jersey, and its Subdivisions, to Receive Approximately $30 Million Dollars from Dublin-Based Pharmaceutical Company that Flooded Market with Highly Addictive Opioid Painkillers, Downplayed Risks.
Mobile Opioid Treatment Programs
NJ Human Services Awards Contracts to Opioid Treatment Providers to Expand Access to Mobile Treatment Programs. The New Jersey Department of Human Services has awarded contracts to opioid treatment providers to increase mobile access to medication that supports recovery from substance use disorder and co-occurring substance use disorder.
The Philly Four: Most expensive Phillies roster ever starts the season
Councilmember calls for state of emergency in Kensington. Philadelphia Councilmember Allan Domb called for a state of emergency in Kensington due to the opioid crisis taking place in the neighborhood. The state of emergency would allow Kensington to gain relief resources from the state and federal governments. Domb said that the opioid problem was a massive public health and safety issue.
NJ to Receive $641 Million from Settlement with Opioid Distributors & Manufacturers
Governor Murphy and Acting Attorney General Platkin Announce New Jersey Set to Receive $641 Million from Settlements with Opioid Distributors and Manufacturers. Funding will support state and local responses to combatting the opioid epidemic.
The Philly Four: Gas prices at record high
(Scott Olson/Getty Images) A mixture of increased demand over a limited supply of oil and the ongoing war in Ukraine has driven gas prices to record highs in Pennsylvania. The average price of gas in the Philadelphia region is $4.22, topping the record high set in 2008 of $4.15. The situation could get worse before it gets better as peak driving season isn't until the summer and projections show crude oil and gasoline prices continuing to rise into the spring.
The Philly Four: New COVID variant not "of concern" according to scientists
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