ALTOONA MIRROR | BY CARLEY MOSSBROOK | 4.21.17
Lawmakers say they hope legislation will increase constituents’ treatment options
HARRISBURG — As the opioid and heroin crisis continues across the commonwealth, House Health Committee members on Wednesday unanimously passed a package of opioid measures they hope will expand constituents’ treatment options.
“I think we need to have as many options as possible to address this very, very troubling trend of increased opioid deaths every year. We’re about to hear it’s gotten even worse,” said Rep. Matthew Baker, R-Bradford, majority chairman of the committee.