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Serial No. 115-68: Opioids in the Homeland: DHS Coordination with State and Local Partners to Fight the Epidemic, Field Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Oversight and Management Efficiency of the Committee on Homeland Security, House of Representatives, One Hundred Fifteenth Congress, Second Session, June 19, 2018   [open pdf - 285KB]

This is the June 19, 2018 hearing on the "Opioids in the Homeland: DHS Coordination with State and Local Partners to Fight the Epidemic," held before the House of Representatives Subcommittee on Oversight and Management Efficiency of the Committee on Homeland Security. From the opening statement of Scott Perry:"Despite this disheartening reality, I am proud of my Common-wealth for taking a strong and unified stance in its response to the opioid crisis. Since January, Pennsylvania has been operating under a State-wide disaster declaration in response to the epidemic. The disaster declaration has allowed the Commonwealth to mobilize State resources, improve coordination between State agencies with the establishment of the Opioid Command Center, and increase access to treatment for those most in need. As a result of this unified effort, 3,660 calls have been made to the Drug and Alcohol Program hotline, and 29,208 doses of naloxone have been distributed across the State resulting in 1,436 overdose reversals. Additionally, Pennsylvania's Prescription Drug Monitoring Program is accredited with helping to reduce the number of opioids prescribed. From 2016 to 2017, the number of opioids prescribed in Pennsylvania decreased by 14 percent, which is the second-highest reduction rate across the country. Pennsylvania can certainly be proud of this statistic." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Marlon V. Miller, Casey Owen, David W. Sunday, and Raymond Singley.

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2018
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