March 26, 2021


Business owner in Philadelphia’s Kensington section says drugs, crime are hurting bottom line

PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) — The closing of SEPTA’s Somerset Station in Philadelphia’s Kensington section is taking its toll on business owners.

Just days after the big announcement, the owner of Bob’s Check Cashing on Kensington Avenue says he has witnessed an increase in crime and drug dealing directly in front of his doors.

“It’s infested with people doing heroin right on our corner going down to Allegheny Avenue,” Andrew Flitter said. “We just can’t get rid of these people shooting up in front of the store.”

Flitter has owned Bob’s Check Cashing in Kensington for 34 years. His business is across

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Can Amazon Pharmacy save you money on prescription drugs?

HOUSTON – There’s a new way to fill your prescription medication, and it could save you some money. Amazon jumped into the pharmacy business late last year with Amazon Pharmacy.

We wanted to know how prices with the internet retail giant compare to what you’ll pay at traditional pharmacies. This is what we learned:

If you have ever comparison shopped to find which pharmacy offers the lowest price for your medication, you know they don’t make it easy. You want to know if it’s cheaper with or without insurance, and sometimes the pharmacist won’t even tell you the cash price

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Trail blazers – Oregon decriminalises drugs for personal use | United States

GETTING CAUGHT with a small amount of drugs in Oregon is now like getting a traffic ticket. At the beginning of this month, it became the first state to decriminalise possession of even hard drugs for personal use. Rather than face criminal charges, those in possession of small amounts of drugs (defined as having less than 1 gram of heroin or MDMA, 2 grams of methamphetamine or cocaine, 12 grams of psilocybin, 40 units of methadone or LSD, or 40 pills of oxycodone) will face a $100 fine or a health assessment that could

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