Watch Battling Opioids Part 3

By Staff

For almost three decades, the number of overdose deaths have continued to increase throughout the US. In 2018, deaths were down, but in Pennsylvania the commonwealth has the third-highest rate of overdose deaths in the nation. That’s why Pennsylvania Public Media bring awareness to the opioid crisis. Join us for stories from across the state including a panel discussion that focuses on the new treatments.

The program includes a panel discussion featuring state Senator Gene Yaw, who​ represents the 23rd Senatorial District and serves on a number of boards and commissions, and Raphael Barishansky,​ the deputy secretary for Health Preparedness and Community Protection at the Pennsylvania Department of Health.

Battling Opioids is a project of seven Pennsylvania Public Media stations WHYY (Philadelphia), WITF (Harrisburg), WLVT/PBS39 (Greater Lehigh Valley), WPSU (State College), WQED (Pittsburgh), WQLN (Northwestern Pennsylvania), and WVIA (Northeastern Pennsylvania).

Watch the program below:

This story is part of Transforming Health’s Battling Opioids coverage which is a project of Pennsylvania Public Media. It is supported statewide by Geisinger and supported locally by Capital BlueCross and WellSpan Health.


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