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Legislators must get serious about opioid epidemic

June 11, 2016
Citizen's Voice

Pennsylvania faces a widely publicized narcotics epidemic and ranks ninth nationally for overdose fatalities, according to the Trust for America’s Health. But the state is making progress on the drug-abuse front. Naloxone, an antidote to heroin and prescription opioid overdoses, is widely available now, even without a prescription. By Labor Day, the state expects to roll out an expanded prescription drug monitoring database to help check the opioid abuse epidemic.

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