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Gov. Wolf Signs 8th Opioid Disaster Declaration Renewal, Vows Continued Concerted Efforts

Governor Tom Wolf signed the eighth renewal of Pennsylvania’s Opioid Disaster Declaration. In January 2018, he took the unprecedented step of signing the first disaster declaration so the state could focus resources and break down government siloes to address the burgeoning heroin and opioid epidemic. “Renewing the disaster declaration and its provisions is a reminder…

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Gov. Wolf: $2.1 Million in Grants will Enhance Community Supports for Individuals in Recovery

Governor Tom Wolf announced today that the Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs (DDAP) will award $2.1 million in federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) grants to enhance community recovery supports for individuals with substance use disorder (SUD). The grants are part of the $55.9 million SAMSHA grant secured by the Wolf…

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Wolf Administration Awards $3.4 Million in Grants to Support Pregnant and Postpartum Women with Opioid Use Disorder

Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf announced today his administration is awarding $3.4 million in federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) grants for support services of pregnant and postpartum women with opioid use disorder (OUD). The grants are part of the $55.9 million SAMSHA grant secured by the Wolf Administration and administered…

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Gov. Wolf: Electronic Prescribing of Controlled Substances Decreases Diversion, Fraud

Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf announced today that health care providers prescribing controlled substances are required to do so electronically, unless they meet certain exceptions. This is set forth by Act 96, now in effect. “Electronic prescribing is a tremendous deterrent against prescription fraud and the latest effort of the state to decrease the…

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Gov. Wolf Addresses Opioid Command Center Summit, Highlights Progress Made, Encourages Local Initiatives

Boalsburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today kicked off his administration’s first Opioid Command Center Opioid Summit: Think Globally, Act Locally, which brought together 200 individuals helping their communities fight the opioid crisis, including community organizations, non-profits, schools, health care workers, addiction and recovery specialists, and families affected by the opioid crisis. “Pennsylvania has approached…

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