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Governor Tom Wolf speaking at a podium in a pharmacy.

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…

Governor Tom Wolf speaking at a podium in a pharmacy.

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…

Governor Tom Wolf speaking at a podium in a pharmacy.

Gov. Wolf: Pennsylvanians Can Pick Up Free Naloxone Starting Wednesday

Harrisburg, PA – As part of the commonwealth’s second Stop Overdoses in PA: Get Help Now Week, Governor Tom Wolf today reminded all Pennsylvanians that the life-saving, overdose-reversal medication naloxone will be available free at more than 95 locations across the state on Wednesday, Sept. 18 and Wednesday, Sept. 25. “It’s imperative that we do…

Governor Tom Wolf signing an opioid renewal.

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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