Heroin in the News Archive

Dec

11

2018

December 11, 2018

Oct

03

2018

October 03, 2018

Oct

03

2018

October 03, 2018

Oct

03

2018

October 03, 2018

Members of the Center for Rural Pennsylvania Board of Directors and other legislators today convened at the State Capitol as part of a four year examination of the statewide opioid crisis, with a focus on treating addiction as a disease, such as heart disease or diabetes.   [Read More]

Sep

28

2018

September 28, 2018

The Center for Rural Pennsylvania | October 2, 2018 at 10 am. | Senate Majority Caucus Room |     [Read More]

Aug

17

2018

August 17, 2018

PUBLIC HEARING State of Addiction Confronting the Heroin/Opioid Epidemic in Pennsylvania Wednesday – August 15, 2018 Cambria County Courthouse, Courthouse 1 Ebensburg, PA   AGENDA 6:30PM Welcome and Opening Comments Senator Gene Yaw, Chairman, The Center for Rural Pennsylvania 6:45PM Cambria County Drug Coalition Members: Ms. Tracy Selak – Cambria County BH, ID, EI and […]   [Read More]

Aug

09

2018

August 09, 2018

The Center for Rural Pennsylvania, chaired by State Senator Gene Yaw, will hold a public hearing in Ebensburg on Wednesday, August 15 to gather more information on Medication Assisted Treatment services, Pennsylvania drug courts, and reemployment opportunities for people battling addiction to heroin and opioids. Senator Yaw Audio Senator Langerholc Audio   [Read More]

Jun

16

2018

June 16, 2018

Jun

11

2018

June 11, 2018

Public Policy and Best Practices for Reducing Opioid Harm | June 6, 2018 | 14 East Wing, State Capitol Building   [Read More]

Jun

05

2018

June 05, 2018

May

01

2018

May 01, 2018

Winners of a statewide “Talk to Your State Senator” video competition will be announced online at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, May 2, according to Senator Gene Yaw (R-23).   [Read More]

Apr

30

2018

April 30, 2018

Apr

11

2018

April 11, 2018

Sen. Yaw presents “State of Addiction” during Clarion University Opioid Conference.   [Read More]

Apr

10

2018

April 10, 2018

State Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23) will participate in Communities in Crisis: PA’s Opioid Epidemic, a conference sponsored by the Mu Xi Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Society at Clarion University of PA and the Pennsylvania Emergency Nursing Association.   [Read More]

Mar

29

2018

March 29, 2018

Feb

13

2018

February 13, 2018

Nov

13

2017

November 13, 2017

Nov

13

2017

November 13, 2017

Nov

02

2017

November 02, 2017

With many investment advisers reporting that they have clients or client family members struggling with opioid use disorder, the Department of Banking and Securities has partnered with the Department of Health to provide a resource guide to assist financial professionals coping with this public health crisis.   [Read More]

Nov

01

2017

November 01, 2017

Oct

30

2017

October 30, 2017

Oct

27

2017

October 27, 2017

Oct

23

2017

October 23, 2017

The Center for Rural Pennsylvania, chaired by State Senator Gene Yaw, will hold a public hearing in Williamsport on Thursday, October 26 to gather information on what is being done at the federal, state and local levels to tackle the state’s heroin and opioid epidemic.   [Read More]

Oct

20

2017

October 20, 2017

Center for Rural Pennsylvania - UPMC Susquehanna - Williamsport   [Read More]

Oct

19

2017

October 19, 2017

Oct

18

2017

October 18, 2017

Legislation limiting the amount of opioids that individuals may be prescribed won bipartisan approval today in the state Senate, according to the bill’s prime sponsor Senator Gene Yaw (R-23).   [Read More]

Oct

16

2017

October 16, 2017

Governor Wolf today urged the General Assembly to consider an important set of bills aimed at providing Pennsylvanians with the tools they need to prevent and fight the heroin and opioid epidemic.   [Read More]

Oct

12

2017

October 12, 2017

Oct

11

2017

October 11, 2017

Sep

28

2017

September 28, 2017

State Senator Gene Yaw (R-23), Chairman of the Center for Rural Pennsylvania Board of Directors, announced today that the Center will hold a public hearing in Williamsport on Thursday, October 26, 2017 to gather information on what is being done at the federal, state and local levels to tackle the state’s heroin and opioid epidemic.     [Read More]

Sep

15

2017

September 15, 2017

Sep

14

2017

September 14, 2017

Sep

13

2017

September 13, 2017

Sep

01

2017

September 01, 2017

State Senator Gene Yaw (R-23) today praised Pennsylvania’s Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP) for helping curb prescription painkillers such as Vicodin, OxyContin and Percocet statewide.   [Read More]

Sep

01

2017

September 01, 2017

Aug

24

2017

August 24, 2017

Aug

22

2017

August 22, 2017

No one can dispute that prescription drug abuse is one of the biggest public health issues currently facing our society.   [Read More]

Aug

11

2017

August 11, 2017

State Senator Gene Yaw (R-23), Co-Chair of Pennsylvania’s Heroin, Opioid Prevention and Education (PA-HOPE) Caucus, today commended President Trump’s decision to declare the heroin and opioid epidemic a “national emergency.”   [Read More]

Jul

18

2017

July 18, 2017

Sen. Gene Yaw (R-Lycoming) joined The PLS Reporter to talk about his bill, Senate Bill 828, which would block the consolidation of the Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs into the proposed Department of Health and Human Services   [Read More]

Jun

29

2017

June 29, 2017

Gary Tuggle, Special Agent in Charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA) Philadelphia Field Division, announced today the release of the 2017 edition of Drugs of Abuse, A DEA Resource Guide.   [Read More]

Jun

24

2017

June 24, 2017

Jun

21

2017

June 21, 2017

Legislation implementing opioid prescribing guidelines developed by Governor Wolf’s Safe and Effective Prescribing Practices Task Force was unanimously supported today by the Senate Health and Human Services Committee, according to Senator Gene Yaw (R-23), prime sponsor of the bill. Listen   [Read More]

May

12

2017

May 12, 2017

May

10

2017

May 10, 2017

Confronting the Heroin\Opioid Epidemic in Pennsylvania - Bradford - May 10, 2017     [Read More]

May

07

2017

May 07, 2017

May

06

2017

May 06, 2017

May

06

2017

May 06, 2017

May

05

2017

May 05, 2017

May

04

2017

May 04, 2017

State Senator Gene Yaw (R-23), Chairman of the Center for Rural Pennsylvania Board of Directors, today announced that the Center, a bipartisan, bicameral research agency of the Pennsylvania General Assembly, will hold a public hearing to look at the challenges faced by Pennsylvania grandparents who are caring for their grandchildren because of the heroin and opioid epidemic. Listen   [Read More]

May

03

2017

May 03, 2017

The region and state’s heroin epidemic is being fought on many fronts.   [Read More]

May

03

2017

May 03, 2017

Should drug overdose victims be required to go to rehab?   [Read More]

Apr

07

2017

April 07, 2017

When surging drug overdose deaths finally spurred state legislation last  year, many policymakers warned that there would be no immediate reversal of  the trend.    [Read More]

Dec

06

2016

December 06, 2016

State Senator Gene Yaw (R-23) will appear on the Pennsylvania Cable Network’s “PCN Call-In” Program today, Tuesday, Dec. 6, highlighting state efforts to educate, prevent, and combat the growing heroin and opioid epidemic.   [Read More]

Oct

26

2016

October 26, 2016

Landmark legislation aimed at curbing Pennsylvania’s heroin and opioid epidemic were unanimously approved today by the state legislature, according to Senator Gene Yaw (R-23).   [Read More]

Oct

18

2016

October 18, 2016

Over 19,000 households took part across 14 southwestern Pennsylvania counties Monday, October 17, for a Telephone Town Hall meeting hosted by area legislators to discuss the heroin and opioid epidemic in the region.   [Read More]

Jul

19

2016

July 19, 2016

Jul

13

2016

July 13, 2016

State Senator Gene Yaw (R-23) today addressed the latest report issued by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Philadelphia Field Division’s (PFD) Intelligence Program, which analyzed illicit and diverted pharmaceutical abuse in Pennsylvania, as measured through drug-related overdose death data.   [Read More]

Jul

12

2016

July 12, 2016

JUL 12 (PHILADELPHIA) - Gary Tuggle, Special Agent in Charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA) Philadelphia Division, announced today that 3,383 drug-related overdose deaths were reported across Pennsylvania in 2015; an increase of 23.4% from the total number of overdose deaths reported in 2014.   [Read More]

Jun

28

2016

June 28, 2016

Legislation limiting the amount of opioids that children may be prescribed will soon be introduced by state Senator Gene Yaw (R-23).   [Read More]

Jun

24

2016

June 24, 2016

Jun

15

2016

June 15, 2016

State Senator Gene Yaw (R-23) today released the following statement on the unanimous passage of Senate Bill 1202, a measure to increase education in pain management and opioid prescribing practices for medical professionals.   [Read More]

Jun

08

2016

June 08, 2016

Legislation to require medical professionals who prescribe opioid drugs to receive education on the topic sailed through a Senate committee Tuesday.   [Read More]

Jun

06

2016

June 06, 2016

State Senator Gene Yaw (R-23) is inviting residents living in Bradford, Lycoming, Sullivan, Susquehanna and Union counties, as well as other interested individuals across the Commonwealth, to join him for a special telephone town hall discussion on heroin and opioid addiction.   [Read More]

Jun

06

2016

June 06, 2016

In an effort to address the opioid overdose epidemic plaguing the Commonwealth, state Senator Gene Yaw (R-23) today said he will introduce legislation that implements Safe Opioid Prescribing Curriculum in all of Pennsylvania’s medical schools, with state funding being contingent on the curriculum implementation.   [Read More]

May

26

2016

May 26, 2016

May

24

2016

May 24, 2016

The Center for Rural Pennsylvania will hold its 10th public hearing to solicit testimony on confronting the heroin and opioid epidemic in Pennsylvania and how this epidemic is affecting our most rural counties.   [Read More]

May

02

2016

May 02, 2016

Apr

28

2016

April 28, 2016

Apr

14

2016

April 14, 2016

Senator Gene Yaw discusses the Commonwealth’s heroin problem with Senate Majority Leader Jake Corman and Barry Denk, Executive Director of the Center for Rural Pennsylvania. On April 21st, the Center for Rural Pennsylvania will hold its ninth public hearing at Geisinger-Lewistown to gather information as to how the heroin/opioid epidemic is affecting some of Pennsylvania’s most rural and remote counties.     [Read More]

Apr

14

2016

April 14, 2016

The Center for Rural Pennsylvania will hold the second of three public hearings to solicit testimony on confronting the heroin and opioid epidemic in Pennsylvania.   [Read More]

Apr

07

2016

April 07, 2016

State Senator Gene Yaw (R-23) will be participating in a public discussion Monday, April 11th outlining the seriousness and magnitude of the heroin epidemic in Central Pennsylvania.   [Read More]

Apr

06

2016

April 06, 2016

Monday April 11, 2016 at 7:00 PM at the Baylor Conference Room – Best Western Country Cupboard Inn – north of Lewisburg along Route 15, State Senator Gene Yaw and Union County Commissioner Preston Boop will outline the seriousness and magnitude of the heroin epidemic here in central Pennsylvania. Both these men have extensive experience dealing with the wreckage and devastation heroin addiction leaves in its wake.   [Read More]

Apr

05

2016

April 05, 2016

Senator Yaw appeared on WITF's Smart Talk on Tuesday for a discussion titled: "What to do about PA's heroin epidemic." Listen   [Read More]

Apr

04

2016

April 04, 2016

Mar

29

2016

March 29, 2016

Senator Gene Yaw discusses the Commonwealth's heroin problem with Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati and Barry Denk, Executive Director of the Center for Rural Pennsylvania. On April 1st, the Center for Rural Pennsylvania will begin a third round of public hearings to gather information as to how the heroin/opioid epidemic is affecting some of Pennsylvania’s most rural and remote counties. Watch Live   [Read More]

Mar

27

2016

March 27, 2016

Heroin and opioid use is on the rise in rural Pennsylvania and a hearing set for Friday may provide some answers.   [Read More]

Mar

21

2016

March 21, 2016

Mar

21

2016

March 21, 2016

Mar

19

2016

March 19, 2016

The Center for Rural Pennsylvania will hold three public hearings to solicit testimony on confronting the heroin and opioid epidemic in Pennsylvania.   [Read More]

Mar

08

2016

March 08, 2016

Feb

09

2016

February 09, 2016

Jan

23

2016

January 23, 2016

Jan

22

2016

January 22, 2016

Dec

07

2015

December 07, 2015

Listen     The Center for Rural Pennsylvania today announced the release of its most recent report, "Heroin: Combating this Growing Epidemic in PA,” which reflects testimony collected during a second round of statewide public hearings held in July and August.Heroin Report   [Read More]

Aug

13

2015

August 13, 2015

The Center for Rural Pennsylvania has announced the last of three public hearings to be held across Pennsylvania to solicit testimony on heroin and opioid addiction treatment and recovery services.   [Read More]

Aug

13

2015

August 13, 2015

THE CENTER FOR RURAL PENNSYLVANIA Heroin and Opioid Addiction Treatment and Recovery - York - August 18, 2015   [Read More]

Jul

24

2015

July 24, 2015

Eighty-four percent of Pennsylvania municipal police departments participating in a statewide survey conducted by the Center for Rural Pennsylvania and the Pennsylvania Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs said they responded to one or more drug-related overdose calls in the last 12 months.   [Read More]

Jul

23

2015

July 23, 2015

THE CENTER FOR RURAL PENNSYLVANIA Heroin and Opioid Addiction Treatment and Recovery - Scranton July 29, 2015   [Read More]

Jul

21

2015

July 21, 2015

Jul

14

2015

July 14, 2015

THE CENTER FOR RURAL PENNSYLVANIA Heroin and Opioid Addiction Treatment and Recovery - Latrobe July 21, 2015   [Read More]

Jun

18

2015

June 18, 2015

The Center for Rural Pennsylvania Board of Directors announced this week that it has scheduled three additional hearings to discuss heroin and opioid treatment and recovery efforts. The announcement came at its June 15th Board meeting in Harrisburg.   [Read More]

Sep

29

2014

September 29, 2014

Sep

23

2014

September 23, 2014

The Center for Rural Pennsylvania today released a report summarizing the findings of four statewide hearings held to examine the growing numbers of heroin and opioid related deaths and arrests across Pennsylvania. Listen   [Read More]

Sep

23

2014

September 23, 2014

Sep

23

2014

September 23, 2014