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PA Takes Steps to Fight Opioid Epidemic

The Pennsylvania Department of Human Services has announced new steps designed to combat opioid abuse within the state’s Medicaid population.

Among those steps are ensuring that only providers registered with the state’s Medicaid program can prescribe opioids and fill opioid prescriptions for Medicaid patients; monitoring the opioid-prescribing practices of participating Medicaid providers and taking actions when those practices are inappropriate; introducing new opioid prescribing guidelines; improving access to naloxone to fight opioid overdoses; expanding drug treatment programs; and more.

To learn more, see this news release from the office of Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf.

Filed in Pennsylvania Medicaid policy.

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