Governor Wolf Joined by Johnstown Tomahawks Hockey Team Staff to Discuss Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Prescribing Guidelines
Governor Wolf will be in Johnstown with the Johnstown Tomahawks hockey team staff and other professionals to discuss the recently announced prescribing guideline recommendations for the safe and effective use of opioids in orthopedics and sports medicine.
The Safe Prescribing of Opioids in Orthopedics and Sports Medicine guidelines address the use of opioid pain medication in orthopedics and sports medicine. They are intended to help health care providers improve patient outcomes and to supplement, but not replace, the individual provider’s clinical judgment.
Fighting the opioid abuse epidemic is a top priority for the Wolf Administration. By partnering with health care professionals in the fields of orthopedics and sports medicine to reduce the overprescribing of opioid painkillers, Governor Wolf and his administration are working to reduce opioid abuse in one of the highest-risk groups – people who seek medical care due to injuries.