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Camden County launches pilot program to help reduce fentanyl-related deaths

Camden County officials have launched a pilot program in the hopes to reduce the number of overdose incidents and deaths related to fentanyl.

Menendez introduces bill to crack down on fentanyl trafficking

Government leaders say that’s due in large part to the infiltration of the potent synthetic opioid known as fentanyl … County Freeholder Director Louis Cappelli. “We can’t simply take …

South Jersey health systems unite in Camden to battle opioid epidemic

Camden County Freeholder Director Louis Cappelli “This is another tool … an estimated 277 Camden residents suffered fatal overdoses from opioids including heroin, fentanyl and OxyContin.

New Jersey county sues OxyContin maker, alleges racketeering

It seeks undisclosed damages. Related Content: OxyContin maker will stop promoting opioids to doctors … basis,” county Freeholder Director Louis Cappelli Jr. said during a news conference …

The opioid epidemic: This N.J. county faces a record number of deadly overdoses

“The scourge of heroin is a reality that is affecting every single family across the nation, state of New Jersey and Camden County,” Camden County Freeholder Director Louis Cappelli said.

Camden County To Host Narcan Training, Addiction Info Sessions

Participants will learn how to administer naloxone to reverse a heroin or opioid overdose and will … Camden County Freeholder Director Louis Cappelli, Jr. said. “We can all help to reduce …

Overdose saves in Camden City climb; 2016 fatalities hit 40

CAMDEN — Camden County Police Department officers have saved the lives of 260 drug overdose victims since the anti-opioid nasal … Freeholder Director Louis Cappelli said in a statement …

Camden County Gets A Cut Of $1.1M Federal Grant To Battle Opioids

CAMDEN, NJ (CBS) — The U.S. Justice Department is handing out almost $59 million to help fight the opioid epidemic … Freeholder Director Lou Cappelli told KYW News radio.

Raw Video Shows Heroin Antidote Saving Mother’s Life

from Winslow to Camden, from Haddonfield to Cherry Hill,” said Camden County Freeholder Director Lou Cappelli … as an emergency treatment during an opioid overdose. “It’s not the strength …

Camden County Launches Pilot to Fight Opioid Addiction

Project SAVE focuses on early intervention by placing licensed social service professionals in the municipal court, where they act as navigators for those suffering from opioid addiction who want …

Mobile Drop Box For Unwanted Drugs Makes Debut In Camden County

Now, they have a new option, according to Camden County Freeholder Director Lou Cappelli … is just another way to address the growing opioid problem.

In 2017, 227 people died from an opioid overdose … with a court system is in municipal court,” Freeholder Director Louis Cappelli said Wednesday at Audubon Municipal Hall.

Raw Video Shows Heroin Antidote Saving Mother’s Life

from Winslow to Camden, from Haddonfield to Cherry Hill,” said Camden County Freeholder Director Lou Cappelli … as an emergency treatment during an opioid overdose. “It’s not the strength …

Camden County Workshop To Explore Addiction Treatment Program

healthy lifestyle,” Camden County Freeholder Director Louis Cappelli Jr. said. “If we are going to end the scourge of opioids in our communities, we first must break down the stigma surrounding …

Senator Bob Menendez Announces Crack Down on Chinese Fentanyl Suppliers

Camden County Freeholder Director Louis Cappelli said he recently came face to face with the consequences of the invasion of fentanyl at a funeral for a 28-year-old who died of an opioid overdose.

Montana, New Jersey county press cases against Purdue

“As too many Montana families who have lost loved ones to prescription opioids or heroin know … Camden County Freeholder Director Louis Cappelli Jr. said in a statement.

These Camden County Towns Are Participating In Project SAVE

“Intervening early with opioid use disorder and having an advocate … long-term impact on this epidemic,” Freeholder Director Louis Cappelli Jr, founder and active member of the Camden County …

Camden Police Save 165 Lives Using Narcan

Camden County Police officers say they’ve now saved 165 overdose victims since they started using the anti-opioid medication … County Freeholder-Director Louis Cappelli Jr. announced Operation …

Camden County Extends SAVE Program That Fights Addiction

Every life saved is a resounding success in our fight against addiction,” Camden County Freeholder Director Louis Cappelli … ending the scourge that is the opioid epidemic, and we will continue …

Cellphone footage captures Narcan at work in South Jersey

“It’s a problem in every neighborhood…from Winslow to Camden, from Haddonfield to Cherry Hill,” Camden County Freeholder Director Lou Cappelli told NBC10 of the heroin epidemic sweeping the …

Camden County sues drug makers to recoup the millions its spent fighting opioid crisis

In a wide-ranging civil lawsuit filed in state court Wednesday, Camden County blames pharmaceutical companies for knowingly causing the opioid epidemic and forcing … trying to curb this epidemic,” …

Camden County Introduces Heroin Treatment Program

The deployment of the opioid antidote has been a success story … or whatever drug they’re using,” said Freeholder Louis Cappelli, Jr. Enter Operation Sal, unveiled today, and named after …

These Cities and Counties Are Going After Big Pharma in the Opioid Crisis

Miami-Dade County announced this week that it was planning to take legal action against drug manufacturers and distributors for their role in the opioid crisis there—and … Purdue Pharma and other …

Some NJ High Schools Keep Narcan On Hand Just In Case

The Black Horse Pike Regional School District has trained nurses at Highland, Timber Creek and Triton High Schools in the use of the antidote to an opioid overdose. Superintendent Dr. Brian Repici …

Camden County Launches Program to Expand Homeless Outreach

“One of the needs we’ve identified over the past three years through the creation of the Camden County Opioid Addiction Task … County Freeholder Director Louis Cappelli Jr. Outreach …

Combined Help For Thousands In Camden County With Mental Health, Addiction Issues

NJ (CBS) — Camden County has brought two agencies together in an effort to improve services for those dealing with mental health issues and opioid abuse … Director Lou Cappelli told KYW …

Opioid survivors react to Camden County lawsuit Camden County freeholders are suing drug makers over the opioid epidemic. We talk to families and people in recovery about the move. Check out this …

These Cities and Counties Are Going After Big Pharma in the Opioid Crisis

Miami-Dade County announced this week that it was planning to take legal action against drug manufacturers and distributors for their role in the opioid crisis there—and joined a host of …

Camden County Jail Receives $600K To Help Treat Opioid-Addiction

CAMDEN, NJ — Camden County Jail received $600,000 from a state grant that amounts to $7.8 million to provide treatment to prisoners battling an opioid addiction the state announced Thursday.

These Cities and Counties Are Going After Big Pharma in the Opioid Crisis

Louis Cappelli, freeholder director in the county, said at a news conference that damages would cover expenses “from emergency services to the courts to care facilities, clinics, prisons and the …

Opioid Crisis Forces Police Agencies to Adapt

GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP, NJ—On Tuesday afternoon, local, county and state law enforcement officials laid out the challenges of the opioid crisis and the solutions they came up with to try and solve …

Mayor Kicks Off Team Up! Clean Up! By Cleaning Up Mt. Ephraim Biz Corridor

Since he’s opened, every morning Muhammad cleans up not just outside of his shop, but the entire block, down to Chase Street and back to Louis Street. “If anything, I would like to leave this …

Camden Man Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison for Selling Crack Cocaine

Johnson admitted that he sold crack cocaine and fentanyl, a synthetic opioid, around the 1700 block of Filmore Street. Four other defendants — Daron Suiter, 24, George Williams …