Governor Tom Wolf on Coming Together to Combat Addiction

first_imgGovernor Tom Wolf on Coming Together to Combat Addiction   SHARE  TWEET October 21, 2016 By: The Office of Governor Tom Wolf Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolf SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Substance Use Disorder,  The Blog,  Videos Together, we have taken important steps to stop this crisis in Pennsylvania. But we have more to do.In order to stem the tide of opioid abuse and make progress for those suffering from the disease of addiction and their loved ones, we must work quickly and efficiently to pass bills to send to Governor Wolf’s desk.During his joint address, Governor Wolf said that he hopes to pass legislation that will strengthen the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program, improve and increase education about opioid use disorder, limit opioid prescriptions to emergency room patients and minors, require insurance companies to cover abuse deterrent opioids, and establish a voluntary directive if they do not want to be prescribed opioids.Visit on.pa.gov/opioids to learn more about how the Wolf Administration is working to provide real solutions to save lives and help addicted individuals and their families get the treatment they need to live long, productive lives.last_img read more

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Local runners compete in 5th indoor track meet at UMaine

first_imgORONO — Runners from all five Hancock County indoor track teams returned to the University of Maine on Saturday for the latest Eastern Maine Indoor Track League meet.The meet was divided into two sessions. Ellsworth and Sumner competed in the first session, and Bucksport, Mount Desert Island and George Stevens Academy took part in the second.In the first session of the day, Ellsworth finished fourth on the girls’ side and fifth on the boys’ side. Freshman Margo Kenyon earned a victory in the girls’ 800-meter run for the Eagles with a time of 2 minutes, 33.08 seconds. Sumner’s boys’ and girls’ teams both earned seventh-place finishes.The MDI boys and GSA girls were the top Hancock County teams in the second session with second-place finishes. The GSA girls finished in the top three in seven different events.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textMDI’s Ashley Anderson set a facility record in the girls’ 200-meter dash with a time of 26.22 seconds. She also won the 55-meter dash with a time of 7.47 seconds.The teams will return to UMaine for the season’s sixth meet Saturday, Jan. 27. Ellsworth and Bucksport will compete in the 10 a.m. session, and MDI, GSA and Sumner will compete in the 2:30 p.m. session.last_img read more

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