Opioid Conference

At an opioid crisis conference, up on stage at the Kimmel Center in Philadelphia, a city health worker demonstrated how to administer NARCAN Nasal Spray, if you suspect someone is experiencing an overdose.

Allison Herens, the city health department’s harm-reduction coordinator, approached the torso of a mannequin, telling the audience the first step is to alert the person you’re there to help.


By Steve Tawa


Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia was confirmed to have treated two cases in August, three cases have been confirmed in New Jersey this year and three more cases were confirmed in Pittsburgh, the Inquirer reported. But the Philadelphia Health Department told the newspaper that no cases involving Philadelphia residents have been confirmed.


By Bailey King