Combating the Heroin Epidemic

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Yaw Bill Limiting Opioid Prescriptions to Minors Approved by Senate Committee

September 26, 2016

Legislation limiting the amount of opioids that children may be prescribed won bipartisan approval today during a meeting of the Senate Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure Committee, according to the bill’s prime sponsor Senator Gene Yaw (R-23).
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House Bill 1103 and Senate Resolution 385

September 26, 2016

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NEPA Residents Take Part in Telephone Town Hall on Heroin & Opioid Crisis

September 22, 2016

Nearly 20,000 households took part across 14 northeastern Pennsylvania counties yesterday for a Telephone Town Hall meeting hosted by area legislators to discuss the heroin and opioid epidemic in the region.
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Hearing Explores Impact of Opioid Epidemic in Rural Counties

September 21, 2016

With an increasing number of lives lost and families devastated by the heroin epidemic, communities in western Pennsylvania want the state’s continued financial and statutory support for their ongoing efforts against opioid addiction, Senator Don White (R-41) said following Tuesday’s (September 20) public hearing of the Center for Rural Pennsylvania at Indiana University of Pennsylvania.[...Read more]

Senate Leaders Urge State Residents to Take Part in Sept. 21 Tele-Town Hall on PA Heroin/Opioid Crisis

September 16, 2016

Combatting Pennsylvania’s heroin and opioid crisis will be the focus of a special Telephone Town Hall, to be held at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, September 21 from the State Capitol in Harrisburg.
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