ORLANDO, Fla., March 17, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania Physician General Dr. Rachel Levine today highlighted the opioid crisis during her keynote address for the American Academy of Pain Medicine's 33rd annual convention entitled "Pain as a Public Health Issue."
"The opioid epidemic affects every state
The administration of Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf holds the fight against heroin and prescription opioids as a top priority. In order to continue the battle against the opioid epidemic in the commonwealth, Governor Wolf included the following proposals in his 2017-18 budget:
Some of the administration's other initiatives to fight the opioid crisis include:
If you or someone you know is suffering from the disease of addiction, call 1-800-662-HELP or visit www.pa.gov/opioids for treatment options. For more information on the fight against opioid abuse in Pennsylvania, visit the Department of Health website at www.health.pa.gov or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.
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SOURCE Pennsylvania Department of Health
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