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Gov. Wolf Signs Sixth Opioid Disaster Declaration Renewal, Announces New Initiatives

Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today signed the sixth renewal of his opioid disaster declaration, put in to place in January 2018 as a mechanism for state agencies, third-party organizations and stakeholders to work collaboratively, loosen regulations that slow down access to treatment, and increase efforts on prevention, treatment, and recovery for thousands of…

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Gov. Wolf Offers State Perspective, Progress Fighting the Opioid Crisis at 2019 BIO International Conference

Philadelphia, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today addressed the participants in the 2019 BIO International Conference panel, “Addressing Barriers to Coverage and Access to Pain and Addiction Treatment: Where Are We Now?,” by offering the state’s perspective and progress in addressing the opioid crisis. “Finding ways to decrease the number of opioid overdoses and deaths…

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Gov. Wolf and Lt. Gov. Fetterman Provide Progress on Opioid Epidemic Battle, Receive Overdose Reversal Medication Training

Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf and Lt. Governor John Fetterman today provided an update on fighting the opioid epidemic in Pennsylvania before participating in a naloxone training with AmeriHealth Caritas and Prevention Point. Narcan is the brand name for naloxone, the lifesaving overdose reversal medication saving lives in Pennsylvania and across the country. Gov.…

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Gov. Wolf: Opioid Crisis Medical Practitioners Can Now Get Help with Repaying Education Loans

Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today announced that the state will allocate $5 million in federal funding to a loan repayment program for health care practitioners providing medical and behavioral health care and treatment for substance use disorder and opioid use disorder in areas with high opioid-use and a shortage of health care practitioners.…

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