Pennsylvania NEWS

Gov. Wolf Declares Heroin and Opioid Epidemic a Statewide Disaster Emergency

In a press conference on Wednesday, Governor Tom Wolf declared a state of emergency over Pennsylvania's ongoing opioid overdose crisis.
While we have made progress in combating the heroin and opioid abuse crisis and drastically expanded Pennsylvania's response," Gov. Wolf said, "we are still losing far too many Pennsylvanians."

The declaration established an Opioid Command Center to be located within the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency. It also opens up the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program, otherwise known as PMP Aware, to be shared by the Department of Health with other state agencies, including the Departments of Human Services and Drug and Alcohol Programs.

Read the full media release.