Heroin/Opioids and PA’s Prescription Drug Monitoring Program


The Center for Rural Pennsylvania

Wednesday, September 25, 2019 at 9:00 a.m.

Keystone Building, PUC Hearing Room #5

9:00 AM
Welcome and Opening Comments
Senator Gene Yaw, Chairman, The Center for Rural Pennsylvania                       

9:10 AM
Dr. Thomas Farley, Director, Philadelphia County Health Department
Ms. Melissa Lyon, Director, Erie County Health Department
Ms. Barbara Kovacs, Director, York City Health Department

9:40 AM
Ms. Meghna Patel, Deputy Secretary of Health Innovation and
Mr. Jared Shinabery, Director, Prescription Drug Monitoring Program, Pennsylvania Department of Health
Ms. Laken Ethun, Project Director, Program Evaluation and Research Unit, University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy
Mr. Michael Krafick, Certified Recovery Specialist, Armstrong-Indiana-Clarion Drug and Alcohol Commission

10:10 AM
Closing Remarks and Adjournment

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