Opioid disaster declaration renewed for the 7th time in Pennsylvania
Harrisburg, PA (WENY) - Pennsylvania's opioid disaster declaration has been renewed for a seventh time.
The commonwealth will continue its use of a 90-day disaster declaration to fight the opioid crisis. That means state agencies, third party organizations and stakeholders will have to work collaboratively to loosen regulations that slow down access to treatment and increase efforts on prevention and recovery.
Through the Opioid Command Center and its partners, Pennsylvania has removed about 285 tons of prescription drugs through more than 800 take-back boxes and administered more than 2,500 doses of Naloxone. Naloxone is used to treat overdoses in emergency situations.