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Opioid impact on region is measured by state GOP lawmakers
Washington County leaders testified Monday before a panel of state legislators in an effort to bring awareness to the opioid epidemic’s impact on the Mon Valley.
In 2016, 109 people died from drug overdoses in Washington County. In 2015 there were 73, and in 2014 there were 36, according to a report from the Washington County coroner's office.
Legislators coming to Donora to discuss state's drug epidemic
On a large drawing tablet sitting on stage in the York County School of Technology auditorium, Dr. Susan Peck drew a picture for some members of the Pennsylvania Senate and House of Representatives on Thursday....
The architect of Lackawanna County’s treatment court system called on a legislative panel studying Pennsylvania’s opioid crisis to come up with a mechanism to allow families of addicts to force them into treatment.
Individuals addicted to opioids need better care and longer treatment options, according to experts.
WILLIAMSPORT —”You can’t incarcerate or legislate your way into making people want to be clean,” Tom Dann, retired State College police sergeant, told state representatives at a joint policy committee hearing Tuesday.
Leaders from the region's life science industry gathered in Philadelphia Wednesday to urge state officials to enhance existing programs, and establish new policies and initiatives, to make Pennsylvania more competitive with other states attempting to boost their economies by targeting biopharmaceutical firms and medical device manufacturers.
It ended two years ago after six years of not trusting his stepson, who lied to and stole from family members to support his heroin addiction before he died, according to Cris Fiore, of Warrington.
Speaking before a bipartisan delegation of Pennsylvania legislators, two researchers at Temple’s Lewis Katz School of Medicine on Tuesday offered testimony on how best to address opioid abuse and addiction, widely considered an urgent public health crisis in the state, region and nation.
Lawmakers learn about battle against drug epidemic in Westmoreland County State lawmakers on Tuesday heard first hand accounts of how Westmoreland County's adult drug court program has helped people recover from drug addictions and heard educators' ideas for keeping children
Allegheny County Says It Needs More Money To Fight Opioid Epidemic Allegheny County needs more resources to battle the opioid epidemic gripping southwestern Pennsylvania, Human Services and Health department representatives said at a state legislative hearing Tuesday.
Recovering addicts tell lawmakers Westmoreland court rehab program works Jeffrey Patterson broke a smile and said he didn't expect a standing ovation from 18 members of a state legislative panel who listened Wednesday to his emotional testimony about his drug addiction.
Panelists detail crippling addiction problems here