"During the first weekend of December, nine people died of apparent drug overdoses in and around Kensington, a neighborhood in northern Philadelphia. Those deaths came just weeks after the city, which has become a "mecca" for addicts, saw 50 overdoses — five of them fatal — in one day on November 17. Philadelphia, and the neighborhood of Kensington in particular, has become a focal point for the US's deepening opioid crisis. "