Wolf Signs Measures To Address PA Opioid Crisis
Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf on Wednesday signed the legislative package, which includes a mandate that doctors check the state's prescription drug monitoring database when they prescribe opioids, not just for first-time patients.
Other measures would set up safe opioid prescribing training in medical schools and improve safe disposal of unwanted pharmaceuticals .
Officials blame about 3,500 deaths in Pennsylvania last year on addiction. The bills will go into effect in the coming months.