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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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Governor Wolf Issues Statement Supporting Attorney General Josh Shapiro’s Lawsuit Against Purdue Pharma

Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf issued the following in response to the lawsuit filed by Attorney General Josh Shapiro against Purdue Pharma: “Purdue Pharma’s systematic process to build a customer base for OxyContin, as alleged by Attorney General Josh Shapiro, is appalling. “Through initiatives like the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program, expanding treatment options, and…

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