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Wolf Signs Disaster Emergency In Opioid Crisis

Wolf Signs Disaster Emergency In Opioid Crisis”

Governor Tom Wolf is expected today to declare the heroin and opioid crisis in Pennsylvania a statewide emergency.

Details of the declaration were discussed at a Wednesday afternoon news conference.

The declaration will establish a new group comprised of heads of the state's health, emergency, and law enforcement departments.

"I was excited, number one, that he chose to declare it an emergency, so that it gets more of a microscope held to the issue", she said.

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The step makes Pennsylvania the eighth such state to do so.

He will use his authority to proclaim a disaster emergency, which is is normally reserved for cleanup and relief efforts after natural disasters or storms.

In Lancaster County, 165 people died from drug overdoses a year ago, most of which were caused by prescription painkillers, heroin or fentanyl, according to county coroner Stephen Diamantoni. That's a 37 percent increase over 2015.



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