No end to the heroin scourge

On our editorial page today, we again are talking about the opioid heroin scourge that is taking a horrific toll on not just Delaware County, but the nation.

It came into acute view last week when word was received that Upper Darby police responded to no less than six OD cases in one 24-hour period, including a mother and father who likely were saved when their children screamed for help.

The problem did not go away over the weekend.

In fact, today Upper Darby police will report they administered Narcan, the overdose-reversing drug, to six more victims. They also registered another overdose fatality.

You can read our editorial here.