News from Across the Commonwealth and the Nation
(Statewide) These are stories of the people affected by Pennsylvania’s opioid crisis. They are strong, caring, brave individuals who are part of the fabric of the communities across our state. Opioid addiction does not define them or their lives, and they are proof that people do recover with treatment to lead full and productive lives - just like anyone else. By giving their voices and stories a platform, we can help others see that it’s time to replace outdated stigma with support, encouragement, and understanding...(lifeunitesus.com)
(Statewide) A proposed law intended to prevent fatal drug overdoses in Pennsylvania finally reached the House floor in late May for a potential vote by the full body of state representatives — a sign to the bill’s sponsor that the legalization of fentanyl test strips may become reality...(The Meadville Tribune)
(Statewide) Pittsburgh Mayor Ed Gainey and Pennsylvania acting Health Secretary Dr. Denise Johnson on Thursday called on state legislators to make needle exchange programs legal across the commonwealth...(Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)
(Monroe) The department of drug and alcohol programs highlighted PA’s first licensed recovery house in the Poconos...(PA Home Page)
(Northampton) Law enforcement in Northampton County is ramping up efforts to combat the opioid crisis...(WTMZ-69 News)
(Luzerne) 200 golfers participated in a tournament to benefit those fighting drug addiction...(WTMZ-69 News)
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Sent: June 3, 2022