Last Updated: May 17, 2016
Prescription opioid medications serve an effective role in pain management, but growing abuse of these drugs has reached epidemic proportions in Pennsylvania and nationwide.
Empowering your local constituents through education is a key to addressing the addiction crisis and epidemic of overdoses
affecting your district, Pennsylvania, and the nation.
The good news is that increasing awareness of this health epidemic is starting to show results. Total prescriptions written for opioids have decreased in Pennsylvania and across the nation for two straight years.
As part of the Pennsylvania Medical Society's Opioids for Pain: Be Smart. Be Safe. Be Sure. initiative, these resources are for you to use at events with your constituents and in your local newsletters, website content and social media pages:
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