Wolf Admin Promotes Decriminalization of Fentanyl Test Strips | News

Wolf Admin Promotes Decriminalization of Fentanyl Test Strips |  News

On Thursday, November 3, Pennsylvania Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs Secretary Jen Smith and Pennsylvania Acting Secretary of Health and Medical General Dr. Denise Johnson praised Governor Tom Wolf’s continued commitment to address the overdose crisis by enacting legislation that will prevent opioid overdoses. deceased. This measure (House Bill 1393) amends the Controlled Substances, Drugs, Devices, and Cosmetics Act of 1972 to no longer define fentanyl test strips as drug paraphernalia.

According to the Pennsylvania Department of Health, 78 percent of the 5,343 overdose deaths statewide in 2021 involved fentanyl.

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