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Saturday, Aug 20, 2016 at 02:27 PM EDT

Fentanyl Overdose Deaths Skyrocket 636% in Philadelphia

Fentanyl Overdose Deaths Skyrocket 636% in Philadelphia

A disturbing 636 percent increase in overdoses from the medical-grade opioid fentanyl in Philadelphia has city health officials warning medical professionals and the public about the increased pervasiveness...

Thursday, Aug 18, 2016 at 10:10 AM EDT

EpiPen's 400 Percent Price Hike Has Parents Scrambling

EpiPen's 400 Percent Price Hike Has Parents Scrambling

Doctors and patients say the pharmaceutical company Mylan has increased the prices for an EpiPen — the portable device that can stop a potentially life-threatening allergic reaction — from around $100 in 2008 to...

Friday, Aug 19, 2016 at 11:43 PM EDT

5 Zika Cases From Active Transmission Area on Miami Beach

5 Zika Cases From Active Transmission Area on Miami Beach

Florida Gov. Rick Scott confirmed during a press conference Friday that five cases of Zika have been found on Miami Beach — three more than originally thought after an email obtained by NBC 6 from city...

Monday, Aug 15, 2016 at 08:50 PM EDT

Alternatives for Treating Pain Useful in Preventing Addiction

Alternatives for Treating Pain Useful in Preventing Addiction

To fight opioid addiction, we must find better ways to cope with pain. News4's Doreen Gentzler looks at what's already making a difference.

Tuesday, Aug 16, 2016 at 09:31 AM EDT

Barry's Death Highlights Drug Abuse Struggles

Barry's Death Highlights Drug Abuse Struggles

A police report said the son of former Mayor Marion Barry "went outside and had smoked K2 (synthetic marijuana) and PCP drugs” before “acting crazy, different” and then suddenly “dropped.”

Friday, Aug 12, 2016 at 08:15 PM EDT

Addiction in America: Drug Overdoses Fuel Surge in Organ Donations

Addiction in America: Drug Overdoses Fuel Surge in Organ Donations

Throughout the month of August, News4 has been reporting on the drug epidemic across the country and in this area. Addiction to prescription drugs like oxycontin, vicodin, and other opiates has skyrocketed.

Friday, Aug 12, 2016 at 04:14 PM EDT

Diving Can Be Dangerous

Diving Can Be Dangerous

As the world's best athletes compete in Rio, you may be feeling inspired to try their tricks, and while the perfect dive is a showcase of grace and athleticism, as News4's Eun Yang reports, diving can be...

Thursday, Aug 11, 2016 at 04:43 PM EDT

What to Do If You Smell Natural Gas

What to Do If You Smell Natural Gas

Here are tips on how to recognize and react to a possible natural gas leak.

Friday, Aug 12, 2016 at 07:15 PM EDT

How to Help Victims of Silver Spring Explosion

How to Help Victims of Silver Spring Explosion

Multiple organizations are asking people to assist with helping victims of the apartment building fire and explosion late Wednesday in Silver Spring, Maryland.

Wednesday, Aug 10, 2016 at 12:42 AM EDT

4 New Non-Travel Zika Cases in Florida

4 New Non-Travel Zika Cases in Florida

The number of cases of Zika has risen in Miami-Dade County one day following a suspected case of non-travel related Zika in Palm Beach County. Governor Rick Scott announced Tuesday four new locally transmitted...