Heroin and Opioid Addiction in Pennsylvania – Public Hearing

Center for Rural Pennsylvania

Thursday, October 26, 2017 at 9 a.m.
UPMC Susquehanna – Williamsport

Heroin and Opioid Addiction in Pennsylvania


9:00 AM

Welcome and Opening Comments
Senator Gene Yaw, Chairman, The Center for Rural Pennsylvania

9:15 AM

Pennsylvania Acting Secretary of Health/Physician General Dr. Rachel Levine
Pennsylvania Acting Secretary of Drug and Alcohol Programs Jennifer Smith

10:00 AM

Honorable Josh Shapiro, Pennsylvania Attorney General
Gary Tuggle, Special Agent in Charge, U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), Philadelphia Field Division – Additional Testimony

10:40 AM

Honorable Nancy Butts, President Judge, Lycoming County

11:00 AM BREAK

11:15 AM

Dr. Janice Pringle – Attachment and Dr. Lynn Mirigian, University of Pittsburgh School of
Pharmacy, Opioid Overdose Reduction Technical Assistance Center

11:45 AM

Honorable Eric R. Linhardt, District Attorney, Lycoming County
David Young, Chief of Police, City of Williamsport

12:10 PM

Shea Madden, Executive Director, West Branch Drug and Alcohol Commission
Steve Murphy Shope, Executive Director, Project Bald Eagle
Dr. Bradley Miller, UPMC Susquehanna Family Medicine

12:45 PM

Gene Barr, President and CEO, Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry

1:00 PM

Closing Comments and Adjournment
Senator Gene Yaw

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