Friday, December 11, 2015

Information Sheet on Pennsylvania Drug Control

The White House has issued an update on drug control policy and the increased use of heroin and the resulting overdoses.  One quote from the press release:

More Americans now die every year from drug overdoses than they do in motor vehicle crashes. The new 2014 CDC data show continued sharp increases in heroin-involved deaths and an emerging increase in deaths involving synthetic opioids, such as fentanyl. According to law enforcement reports, the rise in fentanyl-related deaths is predominantly from increases in illicitly manufactured fentanyl.
You can find a White House statement on the official plan to address prescription drug abuse and heroin use here:

The page for the Office of National Drug Control Policy is here:

One of the links on the page let you find an information sheet for each state.  The one for Pennsylvania is at:

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