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Overdose News Bulletin

The Overdose News Bulletin is a weekly publication that contains news articles from across Pennsylvania and the United States.

Information

Reports

A Prescription for Action: Local Resolve in Ending the Opioid Crisis
City-County National Task Force on the Opioid Epidemic, Nov. 2016

PSCA Report on Overdose Death Statistics, 2015
Pennsylvania State Coroners Association, August 2016

Analysis of Drug-Related Overdose Deaths in PA, 2015

Drug Enforcement Administration, July 2016

Heroin: Combating this Growing Epidemic in Pennsylvania
Center for Rural Pennsylvania, December 2015

Other Resources

Helpful Links

Get Naloxone Now
Get Naloxone Now is an online resource to train people to respond effectively to an opioid-associated overdose emergency. 

Prescribe to Prevent
Prescribe to Prevent contains information on prescribing and dispensing naloxone (Narcan) rescue kits, including some useful resources containing further information about this life-saving medicine.

Prescription Drug Take-Back Program
The Pennsylvania Prescription Drug Take-Back Program focuses on alleviating the health and safety concerns from the diversion and abuse of prescription medications by helping our communities properly dispose of unused prescription medications. 

Pennsylvania’s Prescribing Guidelines
Pennsylvania’s Prescribing Guidelines include Opioids to Treat Noncancer Pain, Opioids in Dental Practice, and Emergency Department (ED) Pain Treatment Guidelines.
 

Overdose Free PA
OverdoseFreePA is a collaboration between six partner organizations and sixteen Pennsylvania communities involved with overdose prevention and recovery activities. 

PAStop
PA Stop is designed to educate Pennsylvanians about the risks of prescription painkiller and heroin use, the relationship between painkiller and heroin use, and what to do when you need help. We are working to prevent non-medical use of prescription painkillers and, in so doing, to break the connection between heroin and prescription painkillers.

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