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Pennsylvania Doctor Charged with Deaths of Opioid Overdose of Five Patients

By van der Veen, O’Neill, Hartshorn, and Levin |

On December 21, 2017, federal prosecutors in Harrisburg, PA announced a Pennsylvania doctor has been charged with the deaths of five patients. The doctor allegedly caused the deaths from an opioid overdose. Over a 19-month time span that ended in July, Dr. Raymond Kraynak prescribed almost 3 million doses of opioids. Kraynak issued more… Read More »

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Philadelphia Homicide Rates Linked to Opioids

By van der Veen, O’Neill, Hartshorn, and Levin |

The numbers are in for 2017, and police and criminal experts are confused. Overall crime rates are low, just like they were in 2016, but there were over 300 homicides. This is the first time since 2012 that the city had more than 300 murders, according to The Inquirer. Typically, homicide rates are in… Read More »

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