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After Phila. settles COVID-19 jail conditions lawsuit, students, prof. urge aid from Penn

(06/18/20 3:43am)

After hundreds in Philadelphia's incarcerated population tested positive for COVID-19, since the pandemic took hold in the city nearly three months ago, some members of the Penn community are advocating for the University to alleviate difficulties that the spread of the virus in city jails has created for inmates. 

Penn study finds few patients receive critical follow-up care after an opioid overdose

(06/14/20 10:10pm)

In recent years, an estimated 3,000 people have died from opioid overdoses in Philadelphia — a city with one of the highest opioid-related death rates among the nation's largest counties. Although evidence-based treatment has proven effective for opioid use disorder, researchers at Penn's Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics have found that few overdose survivors receive critical follow-up treatment.