MEMBER ALERT: OPIOID LEGISLATION IS MOVING
ED opioid prescribing bills are on the move in Pennsylvania. Emergency physicians are being targeted in the PA General Assembly and in the media.
Want to know what is being said and how you can respond?
Read the legislation in question:
House Bill 1699
Senate Bill 1228
PACEP letter to legislators (sent to senators, representatives, and Gov. Wolf)
PACEP's published reponse (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Sept. 15, 2016)
We are not the problem, and patients could suffer if this legislation is passed. Let's focus on real solutions; we can't have people turning away from dependable care in the ED...they will turn toward harsher and more harmful drugs and may not receive the follow-up care they need. Send resources the patients' way.
PACEP ED Opioid Prescribing Talking Points
Learn more about PACEP's legislative initiatives
Pennsylvania's Prescription Drug Monitoring Program: What You Need to Know
Querying begins August 25 and all Emergency Physicians ("prescribers") must register to participate.
Help Make a Difference
Please join our grassroots advocacy network, the PACEP 911 Network! By growing and developing our PACEP 911 Network, we will have a more effective voice in Harrisburg.
Addressing Prescription Drug Abuse
Watch PACEP member Kristen M Sandel, MD, FACEP speak out for patients and responsible opioid prescribing.