Lawmakers: Help Educate and Protect the Citizens in Your Legislative District From Opioid Abuse

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:

Click on image to download printable poster to hang in your officeOpioids-For-Pain-Lawmakers-Poster

 

These posters and patient information are available to all legislators for use in their offices. Contact the PAMED Knowledge Center at 855-PAMED4U (855-726-3348) or download from this web page.

Click on image to download tear-off sheet to give to constituentsOpioids-Patient-Tear-Off  

 

   
   

 

 

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