Are blue lights a solution to Philly’s opioid epidemic?

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Blue lights bathe the bathroom at a Center City Starbucks (Michaela Winberg/Billy Penn)

Blue lights bathe the bathroom at a Center City Starbucks (Michaela Winberg/Billy Penn)

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Why have blue lights been popping up around Philadelphia — even in some Starbucks bathrooms? Michaela Winberg, a reporter for WHYY’s Billy Penn, explains the city thinks the lights are one solution to the opioid crisis, while critics say they’re making it more dangerous.

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