Spotlight on Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania makes for an ideal case study on how strong leadership can make a difference—even if the fight is not over yet

Spotlight on Pennsylvania: Full Recommendations for the Commonwealth
Spotlight on Pennsylvania: Summary

The full report can be accessed here

Carfentanil health advisory

The Pennsylvania Department of Health (DOH) issued a health advisory regarding carfentanil-related overdoses in several areas of Pennsylvania. DOH says that some areas have seen significant numbers of these overdoses, including some that were fatal.

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Opioids for Pain: Be Smart. Be Safe. Be Sure

Advocacy campaign

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Opioid Prescribing Guidelines (various medical specialty considerations)

Various specialty medical organizations, including Pennsylvania Medical Society, in conjunction with the Pennsylvania Department of Health

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Negotiating Problematic Substance Use with Patients in the Primary Care Setting (CME)

University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy, Program Evaluation and Research Unit

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Using Opioids to Treat Chronic Pain (CME)
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Addressing Pennsylvania’s Opioid Crisis: What Health Care Teams Need to Know (CME)

Pennsylvania Medical Society, in collaboration with 11 partner stakeholders

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