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City closes encampments filled by people addicted to heroin

May. 30, 2018 6:11 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Jason Carmine moved to Philadelphia from Delaware when he was offered a job in the landscaping business. But within two weeks, he found himself unemployed with nowhere to go. He and his father, Kevin, huddled beneath a bridge in Philadelphia, sheltering with other people who, like them,...

San Francisco to distribute addiction drug directly to users

May. 18, 2018 6:13 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco's mayor plans to put medical teams on the streets to distribute a drug that curbs heroin cravings in opioid addicts, an initiative he says will be the first in the country. Mayor Mark Farrell announced Thursday he will allocate $6 million for 10 new public health...