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PA STOP

The U.S. is in the midst of an epidemic of opiate addiction and overdose. Overdose deaths from prescription painkillers have quadrupled since 1999. Deaths from heroin have tripled in the last five years. Pennsylvania has a higher overdose rate than most states. CPA realizes immediate action needs to be taken to prevent opiate abuse. Visit pastop.org for more information.

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Pennsylvania Renews Opioid Disaster Declaration for Seventh Time

“The disaster declaration and its provisions remain a strong force in battling the opioid crisis in Pennsylvania,” Gov. Wolf said. “Through the Opioid Command Center and its dedicated 17 state agencies collaborating on education, prevention, rescue and recovery, we have been able to make progress that resulted in a deduction in overdose deaths in 2018. […]

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Association between medical cannabis laws and opioid overdose mortality has reversed over time

Medical cannabis has been touted as a solution to the US opioid overdose crisis since Bachhuber et al. [M. A. Bachhuber, B. Saloner, C. O. Cunningham, C. L. Barry, JAMA Intern. Med. 174, 1668–1673] found that from 1999 to 2010 states with medical cannabis laws experienced slower increases in opioid analgesic overdose mortality. That research […]

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