Heroin in the News Archive

Jan

09

2020

January 09, 2020

Pennsylvania experienced a drop in fatal overdoses in 2018, an 18% decrease. However, according to a report from the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, there has been a decrease in some counties while the crisis has significantly increased in other parts of the commonwealth.  [Read More]

Sep

19

2019

September 19, 2019

The Center for Rural Pennsylvania | September 25, 2019 at 9:00 a.m. | Keystone Building, PUC Hearing Room #5 |    [Read More]

Sep

16

2019

September 16, 2019

The Center for Rural Pennsylvania, chaired by State Senator Gene Yaw, will hold a public hearing at the Commonwealth Keystone Building on Wednesday, September 25, on the heroin/opioid epidemic to gather information, including the status of and accessibility to the state’s Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP).  [Read More]

Aug

07

2019

August 07, 2019

A new source of state help is available for grandparents raising their grandchildren in Pennsylvania, according to state Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23).  [Read More]

Mar

15

2019

March 15, 2019

Mar

14

2019

March 14, 2019

In the second program in an award-winning series, Pennsylvania’s Public Media networks will focus on children and families in “Battling Opioids: Part 2,” airing statewide at 8 p.m. on Thursday, April 11.   [Read More]

Dec

15

2018

December 15, 2018

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