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Senate Box 203029
171 Main Capitol
Harrisburg, PA 17120-3029
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One West Centre Street
P.O. Box 150
Mahanoy City, PA 17948
570-773-1675 FAX

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Hamburg, PA 19526-1501
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Pottsville, PA 17901
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Spring Township, PA 19608

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Tamaqua, PA 18252
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Tonight: A Commonwealth Crisis Telephone Town Hall

September 21, 2016 - Tele-Town Hall Promo

At 6:30 this evening, I am cohosting a live telephone town hall meeting to discuss the state’s efforts to combat the heroin and opioid epidemic.

This is one of five Tele-Town Hall meetings that will be held around the Commonwealth. To sign up, visit or text TALKHEROIN to 828282. There will be a live audio stream at the time of the event on the website as well.

Heroin and opioid addiction has reached epidemic proportions and is devastating our communities.  We must act now to further educate people and bring awareness to the opioid epidemic and I am pleased to be able to join with Senator Gene Yaw and my other Senate colleagues in an effort to combat the most devastating drug epidemic in Pennsylvania and in U.S. history.

As chairman of the Center for Rural Pennsylvania, Sen. Yaw has held numerous public hearings across the state to gain input from stakeholders on this growing problem.

The issue of heroin and opioid abuse has generated serious concern in Harrisburg, with the legislature and governor working together to provide resources and regulations necessary to combat the drug epidemic.

The state has provided “A Commonwealth Crisis” ( as a tool to assist Pennsylvanians in learning about the growing epidemic. The website provides information regarding upcoming town hall meetings, links to important resources and updates on legislative proposals.

In addition to the $15 million devoted in the 2016-17 state budget to combat this growing problem, the legislature has been aggressive with other much-needed reforms, including:

  • Act 80 of 2015, established the non-narcotic Medication Assisted Substance Abuse Treatment Grant Pilot Program within the Department of Corrections (DOC).  
  • Act 139 of 2015, also known as David’s Law, provides legal protection for witnesses, or Good Samaritans providing medical help at the scene of an overdose. It also allowed naloxone, a synthetic drug that blocks opiate receptors in the nervous system, to be prescribed to a third party, such as a friend or family member, and administered by law enforcement and firefighters. 
  • Act 191 of 2014, expanded the types of drugs monitored under the state’s existing Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP) to include Schedule II through V controlled substances. It also created a Board within the Department of Health to establish and oversee an electronic data system listing.

I hope you can join me this evening for this important telephone town hall event.

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