Opioids Crisis in South Philly

While the opioid crisis is most acute by far in Kensington, overdose deaths in South Philly increased by 41 percent from 2016 to 2017. All told, 132 of the city’s 1,217 overdose deaths last year were in the community. Jefferson Methodist Hospital’s ER on South Broad Street had the city’s third-highest volume of overdose patients in the city in 2016.


By Aubrey Whelan

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